The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 30.09.1944, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 30.09.1944, Blaðsíða 1
mm m. ALWAYS ALERT Vol. VII. ICELAND, Saturdaij, September 30, 19M. No. 2. BRITISH VARIETY SHOW Above, dancing girls Bobby Patterson, Joan Collier and Joyce Pollard of a new British Forces variety show which arrived here recently go through their routine at the Polar Bear Club in Reykjavik. The show, "Musical Cocktail," will be presented at the Tripoli Theater on Monday, 2000 hours, and at the Andrews Pieldhouse Oct. 7, 2000 hours. No civilian guests will be ad- mited at the Tripoli performance. One guest per soldier will be admitted, however, at the Pieldhouse performance. Others in the troupe are: Len Pilbeam, pianist; Joyce Baker, crooner; Irene DeWitt, violinist; Eric Bernard, baritone; and Kitty Keyes .and Connie Groom, comedy duo._ Age, Length Of Service Count Most In British Release Plan The British Government this week revealed its plan for partial demobilization after the defeat of Germany. An official announce- ment discloses that discharges will be granted on the basis of age and length of service. The plan calls' for two general classifications under which men in the British armed forces will be released: "Class A," and "Class B." Under Class A, men will be re- leased in turn, as determined by their age and length of service They will return, to civilian life on a "special reserve" status, Huns Stop Battle So Yanks Can Evacuate Wounded It seems that chivalry is still being practiced on the battle- fronts — although rarely. Late last week, in the fourth day of a severe encounter between Am- erican Airborne troops and Ger- mans' -near Metz, France, Nazi machine gun fire suddenly stop- ped and a voice called out — in perfect English — "Get y«ur wounded out arid then we'll carry on with the fighting." During the brief lull which followed the wounded were re- moved, after which the battle $vas resumed in full fury. from which they will be recalled only in extreme emergency. Two months of war service will equal one additional year of service. Thus, a soldier of 22 with four years' service will be in the same release group as a soldier of 40 with one year's service. Under Class B," men needed to aid in reconstruction of bomb- damaged Britain will be releas- ed temporarily, out of turn, and directed to specified work, main- ly house-building. These men will still remain in the armed forces on a "reserve" status, and will be recalled to military duty if they leave the specified work. However, men of 50 or over will be given top priority for release. Continued induction of new recruits into the British forces will include young men now de- ferred in muntions work or oth- er essential jobs. . Senate Bill Would Give Vets 90 Days To Apply For Job Currently under discussion in the Senate is a bill, already ap- proved by the House, which would give discharged service- men 90 days in which to apply for a job without being subject to government manpower con- trols. The period now is 40 days, War Correspondent (Now In Iceland): "German Soldiers Still t Believe In Nazi Victory" . War correspondent Ted Malone, now in Iceland, declared in an interview with a White Falcon reporter this week that German soldiers still believe in victory. Mr. Malone, who un- til recently was at the battlefrjnt with units of the American Army in France, said that every captured German with whom he talked' expressed confidence that Nazi military might would overcome the Allied forces. "They've lost none of their reputed arrogance," stated the correspon- dent. President Says Million Vets To Want Farms President RoOsevelt, estimating that a million servicemen will want to farm after the war, this week ordered Government stu- dies of ways to assure that veter- ans get productive land and any needed credit and training. The President's' wish was con- veyed in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard and Veterans Administrator Brig. Gen. Hines. He said that the sacrifice and courage of the men in the armed forces "entitle them to expect that this' nation be pre- pared within the limits of its capabilities to offer them reason- able opportunities to get started in agriculture." Yes, They're Genuine French coins, minted in the U.S., are now in use in Liberat- ed France. Ted Malone. Senate Cites Need For Postwar Force Of 3,000,000 Men A postwar need for 3,000,000 or 4,000,000 men in the U.S. arm- ed forces' has been predicted by Sen. Elmer Thomas (D.-Okla.). Thomas stated that he could see no hope of a force less than 2,000,000 strong for five, eight, or ten years. Known to U.S. radio listeners for many years as conductor of the Sunday afternoon "Between TheBookends"programs in which he discussed the lives of famous American writers, Malone enter- ed upon his present assignment five months ago. His talks covering human inter- est features of the war are re- layed to the States and broad- cast — under sponsorship of the Westinghouse Co. — three times weekly: Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights, over facilities of the Blue Network. Malone was asked if he felt "scared when things got hot up at the front." "No," he answered, "I didn't. And it wasn't because I'm a (Continued on Page 2) San Marino Goes Over The Top In AU-Out War Against Germany Another nation of Europe de- clared war against Germany this week — the Republic of San Mar- ino (prewar population—14,545). It has committed its' entire army of 900 men into action alongside the Allies. Iceland: —From A Seat In The Fieldhouse Fieldhouse moviegoers will have an oppor- tunity Oct. 8, to see an extraordinary set of colored photographs of Iceland which have been made By Tec 5 Luther Chovan of the Signal Corps — shots of Army and civilian life that may well be described as "out of this world." Such sights as moonlight on the snow, beauti- ful Icelandic sunsets, the blonde, handsome children and the sturdy but small ponies are shown to advantage when Chovan's "Koda- chroines" are projected on the Fieldhouse screen. ^ Cpl. Chovan's camera has caught GI life as faitnfully, too —¦ the coal details, the bedding •set out to air, the trips to Thingvellir. Those who have been fortunate enough to see the pictures have commented on the re- markable contrast struck between the Oid World and the 'New — contrasts such as an Icelandic woman in her native costume and a charming sttilka very modern in her slacks and bright red sweater. * Tec 5 Luther Chovan (right), i.'.a.'j-.t^ujuu-^- IW»«^«"M*PP^""WH! ¦.iw^jimaaiia^.

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