The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 17.03.1945, Blaðsíða 3

The White Falcon - 17.03.1945, Blaðsíða 3
"1 1 FORMOSA-'1""' *..... Strategically located For- mosa, lying north of the Phi- lippines toward Japan and about 100 miles enst of occu- pied China,has been frequent- ly mentioned in the news re- cently as a possible "next- stop" for American forces in the Pacific. The island was ceded to Japan by China in 1895 following the Sino-Jap- anese Wf.r. It is r.t Formosa that Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wain- wright and other high offi- cers taken at Bataan and Corregidor are interned. Returning veterans will be given first crack at govt, jobs after the war,, promises Civil Service Commissioner Arthur S. Flemming, who says there will be plenty of post-war opportunities for veterans -in the govt service. Some 650,000 men have left the govt, service for the armed forces, Flemming points out, and these men will get back their old jobs of equal seniority, status and pay. Any person now in a temporary job, formerly held by a returning GI, will be displaced so that the vet can have his old job ! back. Those veterans- who've The Reykjavik Male Choir will present a spec- ial concert at Red Cross Club 23 tomorrow night, 2000 hours. In addition, vocal selections will be rendered bjvDee .lungers t)f Club 14, and xyloph- one selections by Cpl. Chick Berg. Herman Radium Thieves Forgot Stuff Is Deadly—Face Certain, Lingering Death German SS troops who raided the University of Pisa, one of the oldest educational institutions in the world, made one very grave error — according to a CNS report. In walk- in" off with the University's radium supply, they opened the safe and took out the metal, in their bare hands. Since radium burns are deep, incurable and deadly, the SS troops who did the job are not expected to have much longer to live. fashion show, am 23 One of the most successful programs ever presented at Red Cross Club 23 was its 1945 Fashion Show which delighted a packed house of GIs there last Sunday night. Under the direction of Annabeile Mitchell, the novel program featured Red Cross girls and Icelandic "stulkas" parading across the stage in evening, street and soort wear and GIs costumed in riding habits. Music was furnished by Cpl. Chick Berg, xyiophpnist, and Sgt. Bob Jamieson, pianist. Lighting effects were handled by Cpl. Carroll Fuller p.nd make-up (reported a "considerably- sought-after-job") by Pvt. Tony Corollo. Lt. David Zin- koff was MC. In above photo, Cpl. Robert Gape of Los Angeles, is shown receiving from Miss Mitchell a box of cigars, won in a lucky number raffle. Others, left to right, are: Svenna Karlsdottir, Hy Montgomery, Stina Ingimundardottir, Helen Fauver, Mary Gardner, Mar- garet Nash and Susan Broaddus. (Sig. Corps Pholo). never had a "Civil Service job will be given all possi- ble help in securing an ap- pointment and thd govt, will wait until all the. GIs return before making any perman- ent appointments. The Commission will add five extra points to the score the GI makes on his exam- ination. Disabled vets will be given a ten point bonus. With the exception of a few certain professional jobs, they will be placed at the top of the eligibility list. Only 800,000 of the 2,800,- 000 employees now on the federal payroll have perm- anent jobs. The rest have temporary appointments which the Civil Service Commission promises will not be filled until the GIs come home. F0BMEB HP F! Waif E FJT Oi BI1110S 70 RJBG1 HflllS III KTGlKHTEST The original plan to have [he entries in our PX- naming Contest judged by the Lase PX Oiitcer and the editor of The White Falcon has been dropped. Instead, the entries will be judged by 1 i.\on Fearers themselves. Monday noon was the dqa'diliie, and all entries which were received by us up to thai time are printed below. Write on a slip of paper the name (taken from the list below) which you think best describes the PX Restaurant and send your vote to: THE WIIl'I e" FALCON, BASE. SPECIAL SERVICE: Only one .vote will be allowed per man and to be official the vole must- be either signed or initialed by the man whe submits it. Results will be announced in ii from today. paper two weeks Here arc the names from which will be chosen the winner: STULKA HAVEN GI RESTAURANT ARMED FORCES RESTAURANT ALLIED EATERY THE VIKING THE BIG NOISE THE HANGOUT THE CHATTERBOX - TIIE OASIS NINETEENTH HOLE UNITED NATIONS RESTAURANT GALA GRILLE THE LOCK • ELSE A SAVOY '. rruif? i?y^ i i iijL; r IjI IF ^SAHMmM mil 1 b IIT IM 1! F$ Even after overrunning Germany proper the Allies may find it difficult to cap- ture Hitler and his hench- men who have prepared noun tain,hideouts, according to an ANS report. At least, that is the opin- ion of Louis P. Lochner, longtime Berlin bureau chief for the Associated Press. He believes the suc- cess of Nazi leaders in de- laying their postwar doom would depend solely on the loyalty and willingness of their personal guards. Hitler, Goering and von Ribbentrop maintain summer homes less than 50 miles from each other, Lochner claims. Dej* Fuehrer has hide- j Silts both at Oberzalsburg, which is near Berechtesgad- m and atop the Kehisiein nountain, cicse to the Austr- ian? border. Goering's hunting lodge is near Rosenheim, in the Bavarian Alps, while Ribb- entrop has a chateau on Lake Fuchsl, Austria, about 15 miles outside Salzburg. Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himmler likewise has a sum- mer home in the Bavarian Alps and can communicate easily with the other three. All of the hideaways are heavily fortified and en- joy the protection of sur- rounding mountain peaks. It may be to protect their little fortresses, Lochner suggests, that the Hitler- ites have continued the Italian campaign so bitter- ly, instead of withdrawing behind the Erenner pass and releasing troops for other fronts. (Only the narrow neck of Austria extending between Ger many and Italy to the Swiss border lies between Brenner and the Nazi hide- outs.) "If Hitler and his satelli tes should decide to entrench themselves in upper Bavaria, they have a great advantage in terrain," the correspondent writes. Mountains nehim them become even higher as the Bavarian Alps merge into the Tyrolean and these in turn into the Dolomites ano. Swiss Alps. Abundant lakes afford many hideouts.*..... The Koenigscc has numerous little bends and bays, idea, for hiding. "Although Oberzalshurg seems like a dead-end alley, there is a rear en- cape in the direction of Austrian Salzburg, which is only about 15 miles from Hitler's chateau. Salzburg has caves wher- e n many n^<>pie could lost themselves." The wily Fuehrer picked bleak Kehlstein mountain for his famed aerie in the mid- thirties, and ordered a road built through the thick for- est from Obersalzburg. Even more formidable was con- struction of a "teahouse' atop the 6,000-foot peak, and to reach it, a 900-foot eleva- tor shaft inside the mountain, in its construction several workmen lost their lives. One cf the few fore'gn- ers ever to visit Hitler at this retreat, Lochner beli- eves it could res;st attack as long as supplies remain- ed. "Great bronze doors, guarded closely, barred the entrance to a 5G0 foot tun- nel to the base of the eleva- tor," he recalls. "The tea- house on the peak includ- ed a large living room, a kitchenette and bath, with a glass porch on the east, south and west. The al- most continuous sunshine on the porch during the day led to reports that the house revolved on a turn- table so as always to meet the sun." Even before the war, Kehl- stein was patrolled by Elite • t.i--' s. rei.uiediy the most fanatical of Nazis. Allied toops are well aware how 6rig such men, if adequately rmpred, might fight with their hacks to the wall. :^vy 01 Am. Family On "ddhoasc Screen Sunday ROUGHLY SPEAKING, the story of the ups and downs of an American fam- ily, is the film scheduled for the Fieldhouse screen to- morrow evening at 2000 hours. Rosalind Russell, Donald Woods and Jack Carson carry the lead roles. Each man in uniform may bring one civilian guest." To die for the emperor is the Jap's idea ;if a noble exit. Some Jap soldiers con- duct their own public funerals before ieaying for the front. This practice <ometimes"le',ids them to die recklessly and unnecessarily, but it also makes them a dangerous enemy.

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