The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 28.10.1944, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 28.10.1944, Blaðsíða 1
OUR FORCES — ALWAYS ALERT Vol. VII. ICELAND, Saturday. Ootober 28. 1944. Mo. 6. Chances "Remote" For End Of Nazi War This Year The chances of knock' iag out Germany before the end of the year are now considered by offi- NewUSOUnltOffers Songs, Dances, Mirth And Music-With Gals Bringing a breath, of home with them, members of Unit 349 of the USO- Catap Shows arrived here this week. The unit consists of Terry and Balph Rio, Jo Andrews, Ihelma Gardner and Kay Strickland and offers a variety of mu- sic, comedy, songs and dancing. cial and semi-official sources in the U.S. as "remote." This changed outlook, which only a few weeks ago had foreseen a Ger- man defeat by Oct.l, 1944, has been occasio- ned principally by the failure of the recent break-through attempt at Arnhem. Meanwhile, an OWI re- port forecast the pro- bability that 5,000,000 workers would change Jobs after V-day in Eu- rope and that German collapse would bring widespread dislocations in civilian life. Local Armed Forces Station To Air New Broadcast Series Featuring Mid-Day News.Music In answer to a long-felt need for a noon-time radio schedule of Ameri- can programs, the local Armed Foroes Radio Station goes on the air at 1100 hours Tuesday, Oot. 31 with two hours of broadoasts of popular Amerioan programs - with a for the latest news direct from the States. luncheon music and re- 15 minute break at noon New Icelandic Cabinet Formed -- Will Work With United Nations A new Icelandic Cabi- net was formed last Sa- turday by members of the Althing, which has met with the full app- roval ef President Bjorasson. It is a th- ree-party cabinet cam- posed of six members; Prime Minister Olafur Thors and Petur Magnus- son, Minister of Finan- ce belonging tc the In- dependence Party) Bryn- jolfur Bjarnason, Mini- ster of Education and All Jakobsson, Minister •f Fisheries, belonging to the Popular Front Party and Bail Jonsson, Below, are the members of the newly-e.'.i.jted Icelandic Cabinet which was chosen by the Alth- ing with the approval of the President of Ioe- land. The members are, 1 to r, Brynjolfur Bjarnason, Minister of tduoation; Kmil Jonsson, Minister of Communications, Industry aad Chur- ches; Petur iiagnusson, Minister of Finance, Commerce and Agriculture; Olafur Thors, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs;, Finn- ur Jonsson, Minister of Justioe, Health and So- oial Security; and Aid. Jakobsson, Minister of Fisheries. MOVIE STUDIO WILL AWARD $1,500 PRIZES TO SOLDIER WRITERS Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. has announced its annual fellowships for servicemen and servi- cewomen who have a desire to do creative writ- ing. The fellowships, wor- th $1,500, are open to personnel on active service aad to honor- ably discharged veter- ans. Here's how to qualify for the awards < Submit a boo.k or play in either full draft, part of a draft or ia outline form together with at least one com- pleted ohapter to Bert- ram Blooh, eastern sto- ry editor for 20th Cen- tury, 50 Rockefeller Plaea, Mew York City. If the judges oonsider the contribution of sufficient merit, a fe- llowship award will be made for one year to allow oompletioa of a full-lenght book or play. At present, the Corp. contemplates award of approximately 25 fell- owships but the number is subject to change due to the quality of submissions* The awards will be made on the ba- sis of individual merit and not in competition ith other entries. Minister of Communica- tions and Finnur Jons- son, Minister of Just- ice, of the Labor Party. According to Bjarni Qudmunsson, Icelandic liaison officer, the new cabinet has set up a strong international program, the main' po- ints being the contin- ued independence of Ic- eland by participation in international aff- airs and taking an act- ive part in United Na- tion activities, as wo- ol as the promotion and protection of exports and Imports. Domesti- cally, they also back an ambitious program to expand lecal industries and agricultural mar- kets. While the new Cabinet Ministers have not made a definite statement on inflationary curbs, it is understood that a proposal is under con- sideration. FOUND; Gold wedding band, Saturday, Oct. 21 in vicinity of And- rews Fieldhouee. Inqui- re at White Falcon. Gl Bill of Rights Sends 5000 to School More than 5.000 vet- erans of World War II are already attending schools and colleges under provisions of the GI Bill of Rights. Signing off the air at 1300 hours, the sta- tion returns at 1630 hours with a full sche- dule ef shows whioh will run until 2400 hour 8. Sunday schedules will run continuously from 1100 te 2400 hours. This expanded radio service by the local GI station has been occas- ioned by the terminat- ion of the "Voice of America" series over Radio Reykjavik. Cpl. Alfred Cerunda of Base Speoial Service is in charge of the programming and he pro- mises a varied sohedule of comedy, music, drama and sports to suit every GI's taste. Among the many new programs being planned are the Johnny Mercer "Song Shop," the Cleve- land and Boston Sympho- ny Orchestras and "Mus- io For Sunday." In addition to the rebroadoasts of popular Amerioan air shows, the well-known Army shows such as "Command Per- formance, USA" and "OI Jive" will continue to reoeive ohoioe time. Atmospherio condit- ions allowing, station operators Pvt. Kenneth J. Landry and Cpl. J.J. Adabody will rebroad- oast the news direct from the U.S. at 1200, 1700 and 1900 hours. The regular nightly sports broadcast will be heard at 2000 hours and it is planned, when possible, to rebroad- oast one ef the out- standing collegiate or pro football games each Saturday evening. PRINTED BY BASE ENGINEER

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