The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 27.01.1945, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 27.01.1945, Blaðsíða 1
OUR FORCES — ALWAYS ALERT Vol. VII. ICELAND, Saturday, January 27, 1M5. No. 19. Air Corps Officer, Now Stationed Here, Flew 76 issions Against Germans Capt. Hyman Rosenson, left, and Sgt. David Williams study a map of Hitler's "Fortress Europe" as they dis- cuss the combat missions they flew before coming to Iceland. 0F5-I t m m TO BE SHOWN TOMORROW NIB 00 "ELUSION ACT" OUTSTANDING IN NEW ENSA SHOW HERE "Come and Get It!" turn- ed out to be another "swell" ENSA show when it was pre- sented in Command Perfor- mance at the Tripoli Theat- er Tuesday night. Like all British-produced shows, this edition blended danc- ing, community singing, du- ets, comedy, an illusion art- ist, jive antl the classics into a 100 minute package which was bound to please. Highspot of the show was the "illusion" work of Earle Raymonde, a 22 year-old former Commando invalid- ed from the service, who mystified everyone with his act which consisted of read- ing (while blindfolded) words written on a black- board by an American Sgt. Others in the cast of the show, which will make sev- eral additional appearanc- es before the Yanks in Ice- land, are Hazel Murray, so- prano; Mannie Zimbler, pi- anist; Cliff Clifford, MC and tenor; Daphne" Peterson, dancer; Tina Downs, Scotch comedienne; Pam White, dancer; Norman Hawkin, saxophone; and William Wallace, drums. In spite of the fact that the- GIs didn't understand some of the British humor, the comedy sequences went over with a bang- The danc- ing — and especially the rip- roaring Highland Fling at the finale —kept the show moving. Local Bands Make Recordings For World-Wide Broadcasts To GIs "Bouncing At The Borg," an original composition by Cpl. Dave Sanderson, was one of the. numbers "waxed" this week by the Air Force Band for the "Yank Band- stand" radio program which is to be produced by the Armed Forces Radio Service at Los Angeles. "Yank Bandstand" is to re- place the popular "Yank Swing Session" currently heard over the Iceland AFRS station. The new feature will present the best service dan- ce bands and pop combos from all theaters of opera- tion. In other words, Yanks all over the world will dance to music from all over the world. In addition to the record- ings by the Air Force band, (Continued on Page'2) MY REPUTATION - Warn- er Brothers drama starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ge- orge Brent will receive its world premiere tomorrow night at the Andrews Field- house (2000 hours) and ARC Club 23 at 1900 and 2100 hours. Playing a 33-year-old wid- ow and mother of two childr- en, Miss Stanwyck is given full opportunity to run the gamut of emotions in this film which holds promise of being one of the best "pro- blem" pictures of 1945. Ad- vance publicity would indi- cate that the film follows the general lines of such Warn-, er Brothers hits as NOW, VOYAGER; THE GREAT LIE and CASABLANCA.The| Air Mail Service Is Initiated Between Iceland And The U.S. Following negotiations be- tween Iceland's Postmaster General GuSmundur HliSdal and American postal offici- als, air mail service was this week instituted between Ice- land and the U.S. First bags of mail to be delivered to Ice- landic civilians under the new arrangement arrived here, on Wednesday, and hereafter will be transported by air once a week each way. Previously, civilian mail be- tween the two countries took many weeks to reach its dest- ination. pictures are similar in that their plots are primarily of interest to the feminine publ- ic but,because of their super- lative scripts and high act- ing standards, appeal to men as well. George Brent, portraying a Major in the Engineers, has a tailor-made part which is right up his alley. Warner Brothers' Publicity Depart- ment terms his character- ization as that of an "amiab- le lone wolf sort of man." Others appearing in feat- ured roles in MY REPUTAT- ION are Warner Anderson, Lucile Watson, John Ridge- ly and Eve Arden. In this film, Miss Stan- wyck is faced with the pro- blem of deciding whether or not to submerge herself in widowdom (as urged by Lucile Watson, her austere mother) or to go out and make something of her life. She reaches her decision (after a lot of complicating factors are ironed out) when she meets and falls in love with Brent. Nazi Troops "Comfortably Fixed" In St. Nazaire Civilians, evacuated from the French port of St. Na- zaire which is still held by the Germans, state that the Nazi troops are comfortably fixed in the city and have plenty of food, while the French inhabitants are on the verge of starvation. WAR DEPT. GREATLY EXTENDS AREA UNDER JURISDICTION OF EASTERN DEFENSE COMMAND The Eastern Defense Com- and, which one year ago ab- sorbed the Central Defense Command, has now taken over the Southern Defense Command as well. As a res- ult the U.S. is now divided into only two defense com- mands: the Western, com- prising eight Pacific coastal area states, and the Eastern consisting of the remainder. The IBC was incorporated into the EDC last year. The enlarged Eastern De- fense Command will be com- manded b}r Lt. Gen. George Grunert. The War Dept. said the absorbing of the South- ern by the Eastern Defense Command had been decid- ed upon to effect an econo- my in personnel and to simp- lify operation procedures. How does it .feel to hurtle down 21,000 feet in the air? How does it feel to fly through flak-filled, darken- ed skies over enemy terri- toiy? How does it feel to see a Hun Messerschmidt corns roaring towards you, with everything open? How does it feel to exist for 18 days in a broiling Algerian desert — drinking goat's blood to keep alive? Captain Hyman, B. Rosen- son can tell you how it all feels — he's been through it. Now in Iceland as a na- vigator on what must seem like an old lady's mission, he has gone through experi- ences that most of us only hear or read about. A veteran of 76 missions, Rosenson is probably one of the most decorated flyers here. He holds the Silver Star, the Distinguished Fly- ing Cross, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal (with 13 clust- ers), a Presidential Citation, plus his theater ribbons, his ETO ribbon flashing with five battle stars. He has spent 20 months in the European Theater, seeing plenty of action rang- ing over most of Germany. "Was I scared? Of course, I was!" he said. "There's something wrong with any- one who isn't under those (Continued on Page 3) Club 14 Will Present Awards To GIs Who've Been Here 30 Months Announcement that all soldiers currently station- ed in Iceland who've been here for 30 months or • more—and who enter Club 14's "King of the FBIs" contest—will be presented with a special award whether they win the con- test or not, was made this week by Chauncey Bar- bour, Club director. He stated further that both "T.D." and furlough time may be counted in reckon- ing total length of service here. For complete details of the contest see The White Falcon, issue of Jan. 20.

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