The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 30.12.1944, Blaðsíða 3

The White Falcon - 30.12.1944, Blaðsíða 3
Chicken and ice cream were part of the bill of fare at a Christmas party for Icelandic children given by members of an Air Corps unit here. As shown in the above picture, the children were presented gifts by Santa Claus. The packages were purchased and made up by the men who also shared their own gifts with the little tots. Lt. Charlotte Doherty of Boston, Mass. plays Santa Claus to a patient at an Army Base Hospital here Christ- mas morning. Lt. Herman Bobbins looks on as Cpl. Floyd Colquiste of Detroit, Mich, smilingly receives the gift. Local CI, Pal In Song-Writing Team Via V Mail Using Uncle Sam's Post- office Department as part of his "remote control system," Cpl. Millard S. Thomson of the Chaplain's Office is en- abled to write music with a friend stationed in Italy — thereby keeping up a com- posing team which produc- ed "Ten Minute Break," a two-act musical comedy which was the hit of Camp Croft, S.C., several years ago. However, Thomson is a composer on his own right also. Becently the Army Band intro- duced his "Sailor In Town," a rhap- sody for piano and band. — CWO John D. Corley, leader of the band, is enthused over the work and plans on feat- uring it at many of the con- certs he has planned. Last spring the young IBC musician wrote "Boadways" which he dedicated to S/Sgt. Albert M. Basso, a fellow worker. Sgt. Basso introduc- ed the song at a concert at the Andrews Fieldhouse where it was well-received. In addition to his duties A. P. Report Asserts Nazi Leaders Making Ready For Five Years' Guerilla War Vast supplies already hid- den away in Alpine strong- holds of Austria, Bavaria and Northern Italy are in- tended to support at least five years' Nazi guerilla ac- tivity against the Allies after this war ends; So says an Associated Press report from Alsdorf, Germany, based on informa- tion gathered "inside Ger- many." Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himmler, the dispatch says, became convinced late in 1943 that the Hitler regime had missed its chance to win the war, and that German armies in the field were doomed to defeat. Therefore, the A. P. continues, Himm- ler began to lay plans for continuing the struggle after the day of defeat. These plans it is said, are already being carried out and follow three main lines: (1) Open warfare, to be directed from Hitler's headquarters. (2) Sa- botage and guerilla activity, organized by districts inside Germany. (3) Propaganda warfare, to be carried on by some 200,000 Nazis all over Europe. Picked S. S. (Elite Guard) troops have been established in underground strongholds in the mountainous region of Southern Germany, and will be joined there by party leaders, says the A. P., when military collapse comes. "Only tried and true party members will be allowed to enter the strongholds," the dispatch goes on. "S.S.-men and party members unable to reach the Alpine strongholds will be assigned to directing partison activities from such places as the Black Forest or out-of-the-way villages. Himmler has overlooked few possible ways of upset- ting Allied military control of occupied Germany, ac- cording to the dispatch. In order to hinder the identity of party members, thousands of identity cards of soldiers killed in battle have been i collected for distribution among the faithful, portend- ing terrific confusion in the unscrambling of official re- cords. Even in the postwar pro- paganda techniques — a field in which it would seem that the Nazis have tried every trick possible — some- thing new has been added. Says the A. P.: "One of the main propag- anda themes will be to build a legend around the name of Hitler, and to convince the German people that some day he will come back." 'YOUNG AND GAY' AT FIELDHOUSE SUNDAY Memories of the "Roaring Twenties" are brought back in "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" — movie featured at the Andrews Fieldhouse tomorrow evening 2000 hours. Based on the best-sel- ler of Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough, the movie co-stars Diana Lynn and Gail Bussell. Charlie of issuing TS slips to the men who come to the Chaplain with their woes, Cpl. Thom- son is kept quite busy as or- ganist for the military religi- ous services held at the State Church in Beykjavik. He has written the music for an Ice- landic verse, "Voice of Spring," which he has dedi- cated to Pall Isolfsson, org- anist at the State Church. An accomplished pianist as well, Millard is called up- on quite often to appear with the Army Band. Early this fall, he accompanied Wern- er Gebauer and John Grant of the USO when they toured the Command. Thomson played the field organ Christmas Eve when he went around with the caroling group. A native of West Hartford, Conn.,, he has no plans for the future at the moment. "I think," Thomson says, "I'll just wait until I'm out of the Army before I make any de- finite committments." -— isasie (Continued from Page 2) oriel. Of the physical condition- ing phase, he says, "the trend over a period of time to- ward conditioning through use of obstacle courses con- tinues. Such conditioning is designed to improve a man in agility and the handling of his whole body rather than merely his feet and legs. At the same time, marches and hikes are also stressed." The lessons learned in combat find their way into the training program in two wa37s —- by being incorpor- ated into official training doctrine after evaluation by G-3 and through personal contact between new men and veterans with combat experience. Some of the changes in- corporated into training doctrine are: Use of over- head artillery in small unit problems in which the Field artillery pieces operate as they would in battle. Revis- ion of extended order drill and breaking the squad down into three groups — scouts, BAB men, and riflem- en, each of which can be mo- ved about independently by the squad or platoon leader to meet specific require- ments. Intensified instruct- ion in first aid, and a greater effort to keep men informed and to give them a feeling of personal responsibility in the war. Bugggles plays Otis Skinner, while Dorothy Gish plays his wife. iVJ: Should rationing be continu- ed after the war? Ruth A. Hanna of Rochest- er, .-N.Y.,. with the ARC herei said, "I think rationing should most certainly be continued for a certain length of time. It will be nec- essary as a preventive against inflation for one thing. For another, there will be a scarcity of many com- modities and consumption can never be spread evenly or fairly without rationing." "No," answered Leon De Fernelmont, Y/3c, "I think that by the end of the war most ^mpplies will be ade-' quate and I think that as many war-time restrictions as possible should be lifted from both the public and business. Unless this is done, an expanding economy and full employment by private enterprise cannot be acconw plished." Leon is a native of Fallsington, Pa. Dee Jungers of Sleepy Eye, Mi n n., also with the ARC here, thought a moment and replied, "I hardly think so. After all, with the end of the *war, Lend-Lease should ease up considerably — enough at any rate to al- low us to do away with ra- tioning. I hope I'm not dis- appointed, for I'm already thinking of going into a store and buying anything and as much as I want — what a feeling that will be!" "I hate to think that all of the boys after fighfiTig this war, will not be able to go home and buy the many things that they h av e thought and dreamed of for years, maybe," said Pvt. Ge- orge Rolnick of Brooklyn, N.Y. "But it looks to me like rationing will have to be con- tinued for some time for many things; otherwise, they may not get any of them at all. With all of this loose money in civilian hands, the abolishment of rationing could become a dangerous thing in many ways."

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