The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 16.12.1944, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 16.12.1944, Blaðsíða 1
mm mu ALWAYS ALERT Vol. VII. ICELAND, Saturday, December 16, 19U. No. 13. Bundled up ready to meet the Icelandic winds and cold in all their fury are the members of the USO-Camp Shows Unit 391, "Fun Fest," which gave its Command Perfor- mance at the Tripoli Theater Thursday night. The three charming young women, reading left to right, are Connie Verlin, dancer; Regina Peterson, accordianist; and Georgia Gaye, songstress. Posed in bold defiance of Mother Nature are, I to r, Lew Fennard, juggler; and Del Chain and Dave Thursby, comedians. TUN FEST' USO SHOW BRINGS LAUGHS AND SONGS TO IBG 'Going My Way* Leading In White Falcon Movie Poll PX Officer Says No Cut Foreseen In IBC Cigarette Ration Juggler Lew Fennard prov- ed to be the hit of the latest USO show to come to Ice- land — "Fun Fest" — which had its Command Perform- ance at the Tripoli Theater Thursday night. ,Leading the way with some mighty fancy juggling which sent four sombreros sailing out over the audience and then back onto the stage, Fennard was given close competition by accordianist Regina Peterson; dancer Connie Verlin; mistress of ceremonies Georgia Gaye; and comedians Del Chain and Dave Thursby. Using a "Gay Nineties" versus the "Roaring Forties" theme, "Fun Fest" showed (Continued on Page 2) According to Maj. Harold M. Shaw, Rase PX Officer, no cut is anticipated in the IRC's cigarette ration. Maj. Shaw was queried on the matter by a Falcon report- er following reports publish- ed in the Army newspaper, Stars and Sripes, that there has been such a reduction in the U.K. Meanwhile, the cigarette shortage in the U.S. has be- come so severe that film studios in Hollywood now create atmosphere for night- club scenes by pumping in smoke, instead of using real cigarettes for the purpose. No Christmas Cigars For U.S. Civilians U.S. civilians will not be able to purchase boxes of Christmas cigars this year. The Cigar Institution of Am- erica reveals that 91,000,000 cigars a month are now ear- marked for the armed forc- es. Of these, 51,000,000 go overseas. Many New Films Arrive Here For Nissen Circuit Iceland's Nissen Hut Circ- uit has been replenished with new movie productions- films which are guaranteed to keep GI morale "tops" in the coming winter months. High in the lists of the latest Hollywood attractions to arrive are THE DOUGH- GIRLS with Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith and Jane Wy- man; ROWERY TO RROAD- WAY, musical of the "old days" starring Jack Oakie; OUR HEARTS WERE YOUNG AND GAY, based on the best-seller of Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kim- brough, featuring Diana Lynn and Gail Russel; LOST IN A HAREM, latest Abbott and Costello laughriot; and TALL IN THE SADDLE (Continued on Page 2) Base PX Buys $ 100,000 War Bond- Largest Purchase Yet Made In IBC Last Friday the Rase Post Exchange purchased war bonds in the amount of $100,- 000 — the largest single bond purchase ever made in Iceland. It was also unique in another way, for it was the first time to anyone's knowledge, that PX funds had ever been used to buy war bonds anywhere in the world. Major Harold M. Shaw, Rase PX Officer, turned over the check to Lt. Col. Gardn- er W. Porter, Rase Finance Officer, through Colonel Al- bert D. Chipman, president of the PX Council here. Major Shaw added that ten Type "G" bonds were being purchased, at a face value of $10,000 each, which earn a 2y2% yearly dividend. They were made payable jointly to the IRC PX and the Army Exchange Service, New York, but will revert to the Treasury Department after the war. Major Shaw added that the fund represented accu- mulated profits realized from PX sales from the esta- blishment of the first PXhere until the present. During that time, however, maxim- um company dividends of fifty cents per man per month, have always been paid to unit funds and the mark-up on articles has al- ways been kept at the barest minimum. Such excess funds eventually revert to the Tre- (Continued on Page 2) Major Harold M. Shaw, Rase PX Officer, looks on as Col. Albert D. Chipman, president of the PX Council, presents a check for $100,000 to Lt. Col. Gardner W. Porter, Base finance Officer, for the purchase of war bonds here. GOING MY WAY is out in front in the White Falcon Overseas Motion Picture Poll by just a slim margin as early returns give some indication of the trend in voting. Other pictures which are getting the nod as the Best Picture of the Year are SONG OF RERNADETTE and SARATOGA TRUNK. GOING MY WAY receiv- es plaudits in another cate- gory also as many GIs are picking Ring Crosby's per- formance in that film as the best male acting job. Rarry Fitzgerald is also receiving votes for his work in the same film. Other male stars mentioned are Gary Cooper for SARATOGA TRUNK and THE STORY OF DR. WASSELL and Cary Grant in DESTINATION TOKYO. Ingrid Rergman for her work in SARATOGA TRUNK and GASLIGHT leads in the early returns for the best female perfor- mance of 1944. A "dark horse" in the person of pe- tite and charming young Margaret 0*Rrien is gain- ing on Ingrid for her heart- stealing performance in LOST ANGEL. v, Rarry Fitzgerald is also receiving votes for his pri- est's role in GOING MY WAY in the "Rest Comedy" performance classification. Eddie Rracken for MIR- ACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK and Danny Kaye for UP IN ARMS also are show- ing strength in the White Falcon poll. Rita Hayworth has taken a slight lead in the Glam- our Girl department for COVER GIRL. Linda Darn- ell for SUMMER STORM and IT HAPPENED TO- MORROW comes in next. Surprisingly enough, many IRC men are not voting for their favorite glamour girl. Final results in this poll, which will be coordinated with other polls in all the- aters for the presentation of a "GI Oscar" will be ann- ounced in next week's White Falcon. All ballots must be returned to the White Falc- on Office, Rase Special Ser- vice, before 1630 hours, Mon- day, 18 December.

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