The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 03.02.1945, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 03.02.1945, Blaðsíða 1
OUR FORCES — ALWAYS ALERT Vol. VII. ICELAND, Saturday, February, 3, W+5. No. 20. MEM MAKE EMTRIES IN 'KING OF FBIs." CONTEST, . Making- a bid for the crown of "King of the FBI's," several men of the IBC this week, entered their names at ARC Club 14. "Senior"' men making an entry include Pvt. Tony Palucci, Pfc. Allen Carl, M/Sgt- Carl Schoen- brodt and Pfc. Otto Staple- ton — all of whom have been in the IBC since September, 1941. Close on their heels are S/Sgt. Orval Bardon and Cpl. Kenneth Stark — both of whom arrived in Iceland in December, 1941. While only one man will be crowned King of the FBIs, all men who have 30 or more months of service here will receive a gift from the ARC. All men wishing to enter this contest must submit their names to Club 14 or to THE WHITE FALCON, BASE SPECIAL SERVICE by Februarv 5. In addition to winning prizes and receiving the crown, the king will also have the opportunity to date Miss Iceland of 1944. "NOT ENOUGH FOOD," SO NAZIS KILLED YANK PRISONERS German prisoners taken by the American First Army claim that they were ordered by their officers to shoot cap- tured American soldiers be- cause a food shortage in.the Wehrmacht made it "im- possible" to feed the U.S. prisoners. ' One Nazi officer was quot- ed as having told his men: '.'The food situation in Ger- many is bad. We don't have enough to feed any more prisoners- I hope you under- stand me." "Fortune* PcJ Says U.2. Civilians-Think War Fn E;:rcpc: nd Ey F '.'tune Magazine's Pu- Opinion Survey indicat- es that "about half" of the pie back home think the European war will be by fall of this year and that the Pacific war will continue for another year. However, "more, than half"* believe that some U-S. troops will be kept in Europe and in the Pacific for from two to three or more years after the fight- ing stops. HE "SENDS" ME! Men In Engineers nit Establish "Swoonatra CSub >9 Pfc. John Gruttadaurio (left) and Cpl. Clarence "Major" Bowles (right)'are shown here receiving a Frank Sinatra record being autographed by Pfc. Fred Carlson—President of the "Iceland Chapter of the International Order of GI Swooners for Frank Sinatra Club." These three Engineers gather weekly for an hourly session with "Frankie." "Just call me 'Frankie'" beamed Pfc. Fred Carlson- "And I think I should tell you that I've only been up here 18 months!" At first, the other GIs in an Engineers Depot here could not believe their ears. A "Frank Sin- atra Club"-in Iceland? In the Army? But a stock GI answer didn't dispel the somewhat incredulous fact that it was so. As founder and presi- dent of the newly form- ed club (probably the on- ly one in the male servicers in - the world) Fred or "Frankie" admittedly stuck out his neck but he looks at it this way, "I don't see anything so funny about it. After all, I'm really fond of the guy*s singing, he "sends" mc — I've got a -right to my own opinion, haven't I? So, I thought others might feel the same way if I 'broke the ice* and I was right! You should . sec the number o fellows who want to join the club- no kiddiif." Each new member rec- eives a formal member- ship card and a recording of a song by Sinatra, auto- graphed by Carlson, just to make it "more person- al." One evening each week they meet, &nd have a "Sinatra Appreciation Hour." Carlson stands by bis convictions-thinks Frank is ten times a better sing- er .than Bing and thinks ho speaks for all the members* of his "club" when he says thai Sinatra is doing his part in the war effort even though he isn't in the services. "Sin- atra is important to the morale at home. If the girls weren't swooning ov- er him all the time, who knows what else they might be doing?" Fred and his other GI "chicks" wan I il to he de- finitely known that they aren't "bucking" for any- thing-honesj! ICELAND AND U.S. SIGN AGREEMENT SETTING UP REGULATIONS FOR AIR TRAVEL BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES The Icelandic press has just published the text of an air transport agreement effected between Iceland and the U.S. at the International Civil Aviation Conference concluded in Chicago last Dec. 7. Chief aim of the Conference was the adoption of a uniform set of rules and provisions governing prospects ive air travel between the two countries, inauguration of which will not necessarily wait the conclusion of the war. mm ID B?$t*f;gBf0l mm i ¦ rS !¦¦ Measured "in terms of ef- fectiveness" the Army is •under strength, Sec. of War Henry L. Sfimson declared a) a recent press conference- He pointed out that there were more than 450,000 wounded and sick in Army hospifals, and that some 85,000 men are constantly moving between the battle- fronts and home under the rotation policy. According lo the text of the agreement, "Each of the air services .... shall be placed in operation as soon as the contracting party to whom the rights have been granted has authorized an airline for such route .... "It is understood that eith- er contracting party granted commercial rights under this agreement should exercise them at the earliest practi- cable dale except in the ease of temporary inabilly to do so. "Airlines of the United Stales authorized under the present agreement are ac- corded rights of transit and non-traffic slop in ... . Ice- Stimson added that there Iand> as we]1 &g lh(J ^ tQ seemed to be "no escape" from drafting virtually all physically qualified men under .10. He urged Con- gress not to back "from real responsibilities" and to set- tie the manpower problem efficiently by enacting a na- tional service act. Strict Butter Rationing Seen For IIS, Civilians Civilians face a 1945 ration of less than one pat of but- ter a day, spokesmen of the butter industry say. They urge immediate Federal ac- tion to encourageJndtcr pro- duction by increasing the base price six cents per pound. pick up and discharge int- ernational traffic in pass- engers, cargo and mail at suitable airports in Iceland, on the following route: The United States to Iceland and beyond, via intermediate points .... "Airlines of Iceland .... arc accorded rights of trans- it .... to Xew York, or Chic- ago, via intermediate po- ints ..." They Go Well Together! A business firm in Grand Bapids, Mich., is distributing free income-lax guides —i along with two aspirin tab- lets per recipient. U.S. tm§£e%Bmm Sol lk@m Weals IMted hm "C.P." Located In Montreal Chairman Sol Bloom of the House Foreign Affairs Committee has proposed that the seat of a future world peace organization be esta- blished in theWestern Hemi- sphere, preferably at Mont- real, Canada. Bloom feels this is necessary as he be- lieves that Geneva, Switzer- land ,as the home of the ill- fated League of Nations is bound to inspire thoughts of failures of the past. British servicemen and Icelandic stulkas joined with the Americans last Tuesday night to observe President Roose- velt's birthday anniversary which was celebrated by a ball held at ARC Club 14.

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