The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 17.03.1945, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 17.03.1945, Blaðsíða 1
OUR FORCES — ALWAYS ALERT Vol. VII. ICELAND, Saturday, March 17, 1945. No. 26. AM, RED I ROLL CALL GOAL AT mmi w Official Story Is Released On Sinking Of Dettifoss um d The Regular Irmy Might Get fab It was armouced this weekj ing General of IBC, "I feel that such a worlhv cause de- bv IBC Headquarters that the 1945-Red Cross Roll Call, currently in effect, will ex- tend through the remainder of this month and end on Apr. 4. Although donations will not he solicited here, the tremendous total goal set for the drive (*2()O,o6o,0()O) will make every contrihution most welcome, it was said. Ninety percent of the con- tributions* are to be used for service rendered to the arm- ed forces. Declared Brig. Gen. Early E. AY. Duncan, Command- serves our full support and each one of us should show our appreciation for the splendid work the American Red Cross is doing the world over. By supporting this drive we not only derive benefits in Iceland, but ass- ist those less fortunate than we." The job of policing Ger- many may be given to the regular Army, says the Army and Navy Journal. The ma- gazine did not give, the orig-l in ' of the assumption, but stated that "Thought is being given to this idea," and that if such a plan is adopled, American troops slated for occupation of the U.S.-con- trolled portion of Germany may be drawn from those who enlisted rather than from the ranks of selectees. The Journal said that the three provinces of Bad- en, AVurttemberg and Bav- aria, which have been ten- tatively assigned to U.S. con- trol, have an area of 44,324 square miles. For the second time within 15 weeks, war's impact has rocked Iceland in the loss of another of its freight and passenger vessels, the 1600-ton Dettifoss, s.unk somewhere between New York and Iceland, with the loss of 15 lives. Thirty or 45 aboard were saved—11 passengers and 19, crew members. Many Openings Exist In Officer Candidate Schools Recent War Dept. ann- ouncements indicate that there is a shortage of applicants for Officer Candidates in the Army Ground Forces, the Corps of Engineers and the Judge Advocate GeneraPsDepart- ment. Also, there are open- ings fn the Chemical War- fare Service, the Quarter- master Corps and the Fin- ance Dept. Men who c?n meet OCS qualifications are encour- aged to apply for officer training in these services. m T® Dimes'Campaign Brig. Gen. Early E. W-. Duncan, Commanding Gene- »ral of the IBC, this week received the following letter from Basil O'Connor, Presi- dent of the National Found- ation for Infantile Paralysis: Dear Gen. Duncan: This is to thank you and those who serve under you for contributing so generous- ly to the 1945 Annual Fund- Raising Appeal of the Nat-, ional Foundation. It is very heartening to me to know that the work of the Foundation is recognized both at home and abroad by the Armed Forces. With so many kind friends to assist, and such unstint- ing devotion to our common cause, the free and happy world we fight for on so many fronts will, some day soon, be likewise freed of the scourge of Infantile Paraly- sis, Sincerely yours, Basil O'Connor. Scenes At Club 14 /'County Fair" "Rinky Dink County Fair" went over with a bang at Club 14 last Sunday night. Before a near record breaking crowd, the ballroom occasionally took on the appearance of p. four-ring circus. Photos above show the "gambling table" where as much stage money changed hands as in a western movie; AC Pat Walsh (hand outstretched) who was given the nod as winner of the pie-eating contest; the game "concession," and the "side show exhibit." I Those missing include three passengers — all of them women —and 12 crew members. IBC personnel followed with interest the fate of one woman return- ing from a short visit in the States — Mrs. Eugenie Hallgrimsson Bergin, Reykjavik, the wife of Capt- ain Sam Bergin of the Trans- portation Corps. Mrs. Bergin is a niece of Iceland's Prime Minister, Olafur Thors, and was among four women rescued of the sev- en making the trip. Flags flew at half mast, movie theatres closed and all entertainment was called off in Reykjavik when the news was released, as Ice- land mourned once more war's grim toll in lives and shipping. The tragic event was similar to the Goftafoss sinking last fall. In this dis- aster 19 had lost their lives and 24 were; rescued. The three women pass- engers missing included Mrs. Bertha Zoega,, wife of Helgi Zoega, Reykjavik merchant, (Continued on Page 2) IBC Soldier Entertains Komefront Audience With Color Slides Of Iceland The hobby of at least one IBC soldier is providing ent- ertainment on the home- front — and a I the same time enabling some U.S. civ- ilians to become better acqu- ainted with Iceland. The soldier is Cpl. Sam Kadorian of the Base Photo Lab who is currently enjoy- ing a furlough at his home in Chicago; According to an article in a recent Chicago newspaper, Kadorian, who made .'5(H) color slides of Ice- land before, returning to the U.S. on T.D., last week pres- ented a special showing of his color pictures at a Chica- go church. The article quotes Kador- ian as having high praise for Iceland and its people — whom he described as "well educated and exceedingly courteous," ^

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