The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 10.02.1945, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 10.02.1945, Blaðsíða 1
OUR FORCES — ALWAYS ALERT Vol. VII. ICELAND, Saturday, February 10, 19b5. No. 21. For Devotion To Duty Men of Headquarters and Headquarters Co., IBC, hear themselves praised for their efficiency, loyalty and devotion to duty by IBC Commanding General—Brig. Gen. Early E. W. Duncan (arrow). The Generals brief address preceeded his presentation of 215 Good Conduct Medals to the assembled troops, a task which he described as "one of the most pleasant that may befall any commander." The medals were pin- ned on the soldiers by Headquarters officers after the General had made the awards in person to platoon leaders. The Army Bind (left background) furnished music for the event which was concluded by Retreat. BAD WSITHE1 MOT PRIME CAUSE OF MOTOR ACCIDENTS MERE SAYS IBC PROVOST MARSHAL Citing the fact that many accidents are caused by driv- ing faster within the speed limit than good judgement should dictate rather than actually exceeding the speed limit, Major. Thomas E. Glaze, IBC Provost Marshal, this week issued a plea for more vigilance on the part of drivers here. "We have found," Maj. Glaze says, "that vehicle accidents do not have a dir- ect bearing or\ the road con- ditions. There are just as many accidents when the roads and weather condit- ions are favorable as there are when they're bad- In fact, most accidents are due only to carelessness and a relaxation of vigilance on the part of drivers." One of the prime causes of accidents, the Provost Mar- shal points out, is the fact that the drivers do not put chains on their, vehicles. The lack of chains weighs heav- ily against any driver who's involved in an accident, the Maj. added. BRAIN EXPERT SAYS BE A WILD TIME IN A period of lax morals surpassing even the "riotous living" of the roaring '20s has been predicted for post- war America by Dr. Wini- fred Overholser, head of a mental hospital in Washing- ton, D.C. Dr. Overholser said that "the loosening of morals which started after the last N.Y. State More "Arctic" Than Iceland The recent heavy snowfall back home poignantly shows how "un-Arctic" the climate in Iceland is—that actually there is much more snow and lower temperatures many places in the States than here. The snowfall in the Reykjavik area to date (from Sep- tember through January) has been approximately only 3.5 inches—compared, for instance, to the recent snow- fall in Syracuse, N.Y. of 112 inches to date (its average any year being 87 inches). While the snowfall is heavier in the highlands in the northern part of Iceland, there are very few regions where the snow remains all winter aside from the high- est mountain peaks. Even in the northern highlands the heavy snows are often followed by quick thaws, much the same as along the southern coast. THERE WILL POSTWAR U.S, war and has continued ever since is reaching a new high now as evidenced by the soaring tide in illegitimacy." He added that the present promiscuity is due not so much to "predatory activi- ties of soldiers and sailors" as to the fact that so many young girls are unsupervis- ed because of working par- ents. FRANCE TO HAVE ARMY OF 1,200.000 BY END OF SPRING According to the French War Ministry, by the end of spring France will have an army of 1,200,000 equipped for a knockout blow, against the Germans. France's increased contri- bution to the Allied war ef- fort is the direct result of. re- cent conversations among Prime Minister Churchill, Gen. Eisenhower and Gen. De Gaulle, in which the Al- lies agreed to supply the French forces with more arms, the Ministry said- IBC Contributes Over One Kronur Per Man To"Dimes"Campaign Pvts., 2nd Lis, f ©I ifsspue A new policy for promot- ing privates and second lieu- tenants regardless of the un- it's T/O has just been an- nounced by the War Dept. Privates who have com- pleted one year of satisfact- ory military service in the U.S., or, who have served overseas or in Alaska, may now be promoted to pfc. at the discretion of command- ing officers, whether or not there is an opening in the outfit's T/O. The new ruling also stat- es that unit commanders may promote any private to the rank of pfc. as soon as he leaves the U.S., and that second lieutenants may be stepped up one grade while in an un assigned status, such as duty at a military school or in a replacement depot. In figuring time for such promotions, service outside the US. is to be counted as time-and-a-half. Soldiers of the IBC con- tributed an average of almost eighteen cents each in the Command's "March'i of Dim- es" campaign, according to Capt- Heber P. Russell, Base; Special Service Officer iii charge of the drive which ended here on the Presi- dent's birthday, Jan. 30. Capt. Russell stated that the results were considerably in excess of what had been anticipated. Highest contribution from any single unit came from a Quartermaster Trucking Company whose personnel gave an average of $1.65 per man. A check for the total rec- ceipts was presented by Capt. Russell on Tuesday after- noon of this week to Brig. Gen. E?,rly E.W. Duncan, Commanding General of the IBC. The money will be sent to the National Association for Infantile Paralysis to be (Continued on Page 2) Don't forget the big event planned for 2130 hours Tuesday night at Club 14 when the "King of the FBIs" will be crowned and feted in "ap- propriate ceremony." Capt. Heber P. Russell presents "March of Dimes" check to Brig. Gen. Early E. W. Duncan.

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