The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 28.10.1944, Blaðsíða 2

The White Falcon - 28.10.1944, Blaðsíða 2
THE WHITE FALCON OUR FORCES ALWAYS ALERT Published by and lor the American .forces in 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 Dcpt. 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. IBC Special Service Officer..Lt. Col. Lee F. Gilstrap. Supervising Officer ..........Lt. David Zinkoff. Managing Editor ............Sgt. John Mofan Associate Editor ............Sgt_J. Gordon Farrell Troop News Editor ..........Cpl. Robert Hill Staff Reporter ___...........Pvt.'& C. Gray Multilith Operator ................S Sgt. N. H. Heppel Color Film On Iceland Tonight At Fieldhouse fcr. Oskar Bjarnason, Ioelandic photographer, will present a color movie on Iceland at the Fieldhouse tonight at 2000 hours. Featured will be soenes of the Westmanna Islands, bird lore and mountain clim- bing. Tomorrow, 2000 hours, the movie will be "Iwo Weeks to Live." .^AAXXXXTrXXXXXgnCTTrtTTTrIIXXT»XTIT»TT:tlItIIIirilITITTTTTTTI«XlllfljtfTr — Abroad In Iceland — The Althing (Icela- and's House of Parli- ament) is one of the eldest legislative bodies in the world. It dates back to 930 A. D. when the fierce- ly independent Viking tribesmen first pitch- ed their tents on the rolling plains of Th- ingvellir for their first conclave, to fo- und the Republic of Iceland—the first re- public in north Euro- pe. For 334 years the Althing was the sole governing force of the country. But in 1264 Iceland fell under the rule of the Norwegian crown and the Althing consequently became subject to its jurisd- iction. Later, as Ic- eland came under the 3 crown of Denmark, this <taxMXBBLxxaaaxxaxava same procedure was fa- llowed, which contin- ued until 1630. From then until 1800, the Althing lost practica- lly all of its legisl- ative powers, acting only in an advisory capacity. For a short period, from 1800 to 1844, the Althing was entirely disbanded. In 1844, it was restored however, and slowly regained its power un- til In 1874 it was on- ce more subject only to ratification by the Banish King, which co- ntinued until 1918. Then, Iceland becoming an autonomous state, the Althing again as- sumed full powers, wi- th only a nod to the Danish crown on pol- icy. ?he Danish union came to an end with the plebiscite in May, iimmiiimmntitu 1944, whereupon Ice- land became a republic once again and the Al- thing the sole govern- ing body of the coun- try. Iceland's House of Parliament has two he- uses, the Upper and the Lower, consisting of 17 and 35 members each, respectively. Meabers are elected by the people on the bas- is of county populati- ons, and may be either men or women over 21 years of age. At the present time however there are no women me- mbers. Each member is elected for a term of four years and re- ceives a salary of 2, 000 kronur for each month the Parliament is in session, which is usually four or fi- ve months a year. OOT NOTES 7 PvT. t. Jock &V«.y For you GIs interested in getting into ra- dio, the National Broadcasting Corporation has instituted a series of auditions for returning servicemen, whether on furlough or discharge... Recordings are made of the more proficient can- didates and distributed to the network's affi- liated stations...NBC makes no promise whatso- ever of employment after the war...but do admit that musicians, vocalists, announcers, commen- tators and script writers are being sought aga- inst the day when they will be needed for the expected expansion in the radio and television fields...Details on the auditions may be ob- tained by writing Mr. C. L. Menser, Program Di- rector, NBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, N. I. C. Not many know that there is a "legit" sta- ge in Iceland....The Reykjavik Theatre Players will soon present their second production of the season entitled "He"....The group, tempora- rily occupying a building facing the lake, re- gularly present plays....flhile they are of cou- rse in Icelandic, some are easy to follow, like their recent "Peer Gynt"...AUL are an interest- ing experience...During the one and only inter- mission, coffee and cakes are served at small tables on the mezzanine. Gertrude Lawrence's choice for her first dinner in the U. S. after months on Army food on her overseas tour was, (hold your breath). ..liver and baconl...Another cigarette shortage scare back home...real, this time...due to hea- vy buying for men overseas for Christmas...mat- ches too, are hard to get...The Park Avenue tr- ade in New York has been forced to recogonize tHe lowly hamburger in lieu of fancier meat cuts which have now vanished from even their markets.

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