The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 27.09.1941, Blaðsíða 3

The White Falcon - 27.09.1941, Blaðsíða 3
THE WHITE FALCON PAGE 3 IT WAS NOTED - by ye Editor That a lot of babies needed new shoes as evidenced from the number of dice snapping across boat decks. Fact is •------- winners probably will be able to buy shoe factories. Now Private Lonnie Blanken- ship Jay aft Jo the fantail, bark- ed the ship's PA system. But the now turned into an hour — — and our conscientious soldi- er was soldiering. You wouldn't fool him. Years ago he was sent looking for a left-handed monkey-wrench. The ship's captain was look- ing for an officer in charge to answer a query. He went to the Task Force Headquarters where our assistant adjutant general, Captain Nixon, was holding forth. "Have you the watch?" asked the ship's cap- tain of our adjutant general. "Well, sir-------" replied Cap- tain Nixon, his hand fumbling about his watch pocket, "I haven't, but I'll see if some of these men here know the hour." CHURCH NEWS Jewish Services: High Holy Days: s Day of Atonement — (Yom Kippur) Sept. 30, 1941 to Oct. 1, 1941. These services will be con- ducted at the Icelandic Tech- ical School which is located on the corner of Vonarstrseti and Laekjargata opposite the Am- erican Consulate. The services will commence at 8:00 p.m. Sept. 30, 1941. Protestant Services: 7:30 a.m. Holy Communion Service (Episcopal) Lakeside Church. 8:30 a.m. Y.M.C.A. — Holy Communion Service (Episcopal). 8:30 a.m. At Sailor's Rest. 9:30 a.m. Salvation Army Hall. 9:45 a.m. National Cathedral (Episcopal). 7:30 p.m. Lakeside Church (Even Song). Roman Catholic - Holy Masses: At Cathedral of Christ the King 6:30, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m. Benediction every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Confessions at Chaplains' Hut, 0-11, Tripoli Camp, 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Satur- day. ROUNDUP OF SITUATION ON WARRING FRONTS Backed by Royal Air Force fighters, Russian land, sea and air forces were fighting back with fury today to stem the war's greatest threat to Lenin- grad. Germany had announced earlier in the week that her troops were in the city's sub- urbs, fighting hand-to-hand. Russia denied this report and on Friday the Germany re- tracted this claim. But while Berlin was claim- ing small gains on the Bussian battlefields, reports continued of the trouble being formented in conquered notions. Many units of German infantry had to be rushed to Prague, Czecho- slovakia, on Wednesday, after two huge explosions at the Sko- da Arms plant, in which many workmen were killed. The plant is the biggest arms works in the world. In Paris military courts met- ed out death sentences to 10 more persons as outbreaks against Nazi-domination con- tinued. Pro-axis Admiral Dar- lan on Wednesday ordered the Paris curfew lifted, after de- monstrations against the night ban had continued. Reports also came from Par- is stating that Germany was striking with fresh fury in France and Belgium. Their target was Jews and political prisoners. It was further de- clared that for every German death in these countries five hostages would be shot; this, as a result of the killing of two German policemen Monday night and the slowdown strik- es that have been going on in these countries. Meanwhile the Boyal Air Force continued devastating raids on German occupied ter- ritory. The French government in Vichy confirmed reports that recent raids by the RAF had caused widespread de- struction in France by declar- ing that the city of Rouen was badly damaged in a raid on Tuesday night. During the week Germany's axis partner, Italy found little cheery news to report for its homefolk. On Wednesday Rome reported that three Ital- ian ships had been lost by tor- pedoing. But the Rome radio declared that most of the crew of these ships escaped. It was not stated whether the vessels were merchant or warships. At Home and Abroad Washington — President Roosevelt this week asked speedy action on the lend-lease bill and price control measure. He also asked congress for additional defense funds in the amonut of $150,000,000. • Boston — Secretary of Navy Frank Knox in a speech in Boston Tuesday asked for re- peal of the neutrality law. He spoke at the launching of the new battleship Massachusetts, which had been completed eight months ahead of sche- dule. • Washington — President Roosevelt today declared that the United States was heading more and more towards arm- ing her merchant ships. He stated that the ship "Pink Star" sunk August 19 near Green- land, but reported this week was armed. Furthermore, he stated that all South American republics would follow suit. Meantime Berlin re-issued her warning to all ships carrying supplies to England and stat- ed that since she had warned all nations many times it was now up to those nations to take the responsibility. Mean- while, Secreta^ of State, Cor- dell Hull, told reporters that he had the fullest confidence in the United States Navy and that he was sure that it would clear the seas of raiders. Fort Smith, Arkansas — Ground breaking ceremonies were held last week inaugurat- ing the construction of Camp Chafee at Fort Smith. War De- partment officials and mem- bers of congress from Arkan- sas were among those taking part in the program. Camp Chafee will be the home of the army's new Sixth artillery. It was named in honour of the late commander of the first American armored troops. The camp will be ready in 1942. AIRCRAFT WARNERS The Aircraft Warners let their hair down Saturday night when the beer was rationed. There was happiness and cheer everywhere. Men were singing in the streets. One small group very generously roamed from hut to hut serenading their neighbors, and it is rumored that they were afraid to face the same neighbors the follow- ing day.....One of our Corp- orals is so pretty that a cert- ain lady keeps sending him bouquets of flowers.-------Oh, you cute kid, you .... There was a litle romance started be- tween an AW. non-com and a lovely little Icelandic lassie. He kept calling on her at her home, but she claimed to be working whenever he asked for a date. So our dashing hero gave up the chase-------tough luck, old man..... If anyone is in doubt about the location of the Oddfellows Hall, there is a red headed Corporal from Hut No. 19, who will always lead anyone direct- ly there. The attraction is a blonde who just won't be faith- ful .... • Our Company waitress, at the G—'s restaurant was ser- enaded Sunday night in a very novel fashion. Two of our boys put a full phonograph outfit together, and, in the pouring rain, carried it under their raincoats to the serenading point, where they proceeded to fill the voidTTiTier musical soul. We hope this young lady ap- preciates that the boys gather- ed up all the radio equipment in Camp to make their 110 Volt set work on her 220 Volt line. In return they were issued one each: Piece of cake and tea. V for Victory, L for Liberty, Work for us..... JAPAN CAUTIOUS. TOKIO. — Japanese news- papers gave another downshot on their recently adopted atti- tude of the conciliation toward the United States Friday, when they buried an anti American speech on their inside page. The speech was made by Seigd Nakano, who warned the Jap- anese government against try- ing to make an understanding with the United States.

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