The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 21.10.1944, Blaðsíða 2

The White Falcon - 21.10.1944, Blaðsíða 2
Tim WHITE FALCON r OUR FORCES — ALWAYS ALERT HlUillslltu uy ami lor the American forces, m Iceland, under the supervision of Special Service Section, Iceland Base Com- mand. All photographs are by the U.S. Army Signal Corps un- less otherwise credited. THE WHITE FALCON receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Service, War Dept. This paper has been passed by the censor and may be mailed home for one-and-one-half cents. THE WHITE FALCON is written and edited by enlisted-man personnel, I1JC Special Service Officer..Lt. Col. Lee F. Gilstrap. Supervising Officer ..........Lt. David Zinkoff. Managing Editor........... .Sgt. John Moran Associate Editor .......... .Sgt. J. Gordon Farrell Troop News Editor ..........Cpl. Robert Hill Staff Reporter ..............Pvt. E. C. Gray Multilith Ooerator ................^Sgt. N. H. Heppel Service Croup to Buy GIs' Christmas Gifts GIs can now have the ir Christmas shopping done by "proxy" by the United Nations Service Center, 500 N. Capital, Washington, D. C. All the serviceme- need do is aend their name; the name and add- ress of the recipient; their ohoice of gift and a money order and the center will do the purchasing and mailing. OOT NOTES I PvT.t. Jack. (jva.y inw««t»m»nn«tmt»n»mm«mmtm«»'mnumt»u»t. — Abroad In Iceland — THE STATE CHURCH Above - the Lutheran Cathedral and Bishop Sigurgeir Sigurdsson. Christianity was fo- unded early in Ice- land, being almost as old aa the Republic itself. The first es- tablished church was Catholic, being found- ed in the year 1000 A. D. (the first Republic was established in 930) by a small group of Viking laymen who brought back the first religious teachings from their wanderings abroad. Sympathetic- ally received, the Catholic Church con- tinued to grow and was the principal religion of the people until 1550. At that time Lutheranism was intro- duced, under pressure of the Danish crown. Slowly accepted at fi- rst, the strength of the church gradually increased down over a period of years, as prominent leaders and scholars accepted the church. Through the centuries, congregati- ons grew and it final- ly became the chief religion of the people and was later adopted as their national ch- urch. The State Church less officially, might rather be called the "universal" church, for it now represents the chosen religion of over 90 percent of all Ice- landers . The "State" part of the church does not imply in any sense, any coercion or restri- ction of religious fre- edom, for all sects are free to practice their beliefs in Iceland, al- though there are only two others. Neither does it signify any different teachings or adoptions other than the international Luth- eran church doctrines. The church is, however, supported by the Ice- landic Government, wh- ich in turn levies an annual church tax aga- inst all members. Non- members are not taxed. Tax-payers may, if they wish, designate their contribution to either; the church or to the educational system of j Iceland. There are 285 State Churches throughout ] Iceland. These are presided over by 112 clergymen. Exoept for several older members of the olergy, all the clerics have- received their divine training at the University of Iceland. The State Church is headed by the eminent theologian, Dr. Sigur- geir Sigurdsson, the Bishop pf Iceland. The present cathede- ral, located on "Borg Square" across from the Althing House, was built in 1846-48. PI- I ans are already being \ drawn for a new and larger church —plans which Bishop Sigurds- son hopes will mater- ialize into an actua- lity soon. Some GIs nay think that Coast Guardsmen' "have it made" but after visiting a group a- board their ship here recently, it seems that is decidedly not the case...They have their •gripes" too...but are cheerful about them... Like such things as two-month-cruises without mail...on one, without washing water of any kind for over a week...Seeing the same movie over and over, there being only one aboard on one cruise...Round-the-clock watch duties... Habitual sea-sickness among some of the men (even after • two years at seal)...Infinitesimal living quarters...let there is a strong "esprit de corps" among the men. * * * Top radio programs for Fall back home, via a Hooper report, are...Eob Hope...Walter Win- chell...Charlie McCarthy...Radio Theatre...Mr. District Attorney...Take It or Leave It...Joan Davis...Broadway has another smash hit on its hand in "Bloomer Girl" which just opened... first nighters gladly paying speculators &L00.00 per pair for seats...The show bids well to compete with that other perennial favorite, "Oklahoma" which it resembles...Other openings of last week..."Men to the Sea," a sexy drama, ...and "Last Stop." N * * * Signs of the times...A new "silk-shirt era," in full swing back home...only this time it is sports shirts...Just as during the Inst war, flush spenders thought nothing of buying $15.00 or $25.00 silk shirts, so it is in this one with "leisure shirts" at the same run of pri- ces...When you get ready to buy that "civie"su-' it back home, you'll get most of the works with it...pleats...cuffs...patch pockets and other extras...all restrictions having now been lif- ted on such items...But no two-trouser suits yet...nor vests for double-breasted models. KexfrteekJ ALTHING HOUSE \ : I •¦ •¦ •. •¦ i •. •¦ •¦ '.l vt aaaaan j -LEGION HEAD first-line ships. In Scheiberling's op- inion, the actual de- sign of postwar securi- ty should be left "to the experts," but on oertain underlying iss- ues, he believes it is the Legion's duty to take an aggressive st- and. "Just so we won't have to do the job over again." Orson Welles Film At Fieldhouse Sunday Night "Journey Into Fear" - the Orson Welles movie of international intri- gue - will be present- ed at the Fieldhouse tomorrow evening at 2000 hours. Joseph Cot- ten and Delores Del Rio are featured in the film. MORE POSTWAR PLANNING United Air Lines has put it up to its custo- mers to deoide on eith- er blonde, brunette or rod heads for hostesses on postwar planes. CHAPLAIN'S CHALLENGE Snow changes a de- solate countryside into a beautiful scene; moonlight and shadows reveal bea- uty not visible in daylight; and hope is the ray of sun- shine that penet- rates the darkest days in our lives. Never believe the picture you see when you are depressed and discouraged. The true picture is hid- den behind the cloud in your eyes. Hold on to your true per- spective.

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