The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 30.04.1976, Blaðsíða 2

The White Falcon - 30.04.1976, Blaðsíða 2
Page 2 exchonqe new< Customer Inquiry Hotkey The following Navy Exchange fac- ilities will be closed tomorrow to allow our employees to observe the legal Icelandic holiday (Icelandic Labor Day): Main Retail Store, Laundry, Driftwood Cafeteria, Warehouse, Personalized Services and the Service Station Bays will be closed. The Service Station gas pumps and tire bays will be open. All other Navy Exchange facilities will operate on the regular schedule. Bookshop news A new service will be established to assist in obtaining books desired, but not carried in stock. The Navy Exchange hopes this will satisfy its customers. An order book will be located at the main store in the book shop. Fill in the information contained in the order book as it will be forwarded to merchandise office weekly. The exchange will record requests and indicate in the last column the ac- tion taken. Customers may check on their order when visiting the book shop again. Taken into consideration are the following factors: Many publishers have a minimum order per title. Others will not even consider ship- ping just one book. If the exchange obtains a reasonable discount, they must have enough requests per title for the minimum. They may lessen the .problem by holding a customer's order, if it is from one of the publishers with whom they deal. When ordering, if the information is incomplete or not available localr ly, the exchange may write for this information, and delay a customer's order. All paperbacks are bought for overseas exchanges through head- quarters in Brooklyn. Titles are not specified by the exchange, therefore, all requests for paperbacks are ob- tained through customer demand so a regular order is possible for Keflavik. Patrons may use this order book to request a magazine not presently carried, however, minimums take precedence, and enough demand must be generated before inclusion to exchange stock assortment. Wreckreation The health and welfare of every individual assigned to the NATO Base is dependent on the availability of recreational facilities, equipment and quality of leadership employed to direct utilization of such assets. Profit from Navy Exchange opera- tions pay a major share of the recreational program costs. Without profits, cost cannot be met. The Vending machines have, until recently, been one of the biggest; contributors to the recreation fund. This is no longer true. Why? Delib- erate abuse is replacing recreation with wreckreation. In the last three months the loss from machines being broken into or vandalized is $200 in merchandise and $300 in parts and labor. A soda machine was almost destroyed when it was ripped open. A new soda machine today would be very costly to replace. Loss to the Recreation fund could approach $1450. Wreckreation is costly! Once damaged, some machines are never the same. Most machines show wreckreation scars, such as foot prints, hard blows, broken knobs, etc. There is a phone number on the machine to call in case of malfunc- tion. Please use this number. Help prevent WRECKREATION! Why doesn't the Exchange try to check stock items and other fast moving items that sell'. If Mildenhall can have a great Exchange why can't we? James E. Moore Every effort is made to insure "that basic items will not run out. On occa- sion certain basic items do run out tem- porarily due to shipping delays, etc. ¦Constant efforts are also made to im- prove the merchandise selection over and above basic necessities based on cus- tomer suggestion slips. Can you get Old Spice stick deodor- ant? P. Warwick, J. Warner, R. Warner Old Spice will be ordered. Please get BBs. J. Kennedy Only the Rod and Gun Club is auth- orized to handle this item at this time. Akfred Dunhill cigars, Monte Cruz. W. Ford, K. Kristsansdottir, O.Zaklynski Expensive brands with limited demand cannot be stocked unless more customers ask for them. Unable to find bath towels, iron, or photo album, the first two items are essential to newly arrived personnel, I don't see why you let stocks deplete. An assortment of towels will be ar- riving on a ship due to arrive tomorrow and the irons should be in shortly. Several types of photo albums are now available. Please consider opening the Exchange for regular hours on Mondays as it would help the people who come in from Rock- ville and Grindavik. In the past, the Exchange was opera- ted on Mondays. This proved to be im- practical due to local union regulations and other factors. At present, we can- not afford to extend working hours ex- cept during the Christmas season. More menthol cigarettes. Raleigh longs. C. Nelson C. Quinn If more demand is demonstrated for these items they will be stocked. At present, demand is extremely limited. Can you order Sporting News or Base- ball Digest? M. McAlpine These publications were such poor sellers in the past, it became necessary to drop them. Metal or wooden 3X5 file boxes. These will be ordered. My question is this, why is it that when the Bosson's heads arrive it is not announced over the radio or published somewhere? Also, it is supposed to be one per customer, but people are contin- uously going through the line until they are sold out. I have been here a year and have yet to get my first one. If we have to sign for the catalogs when they first come out why can't the Bosson's heads have the same policy. We receive numerous inquiries on Bosson's heads every week. Because they are a handcrafted item and cannot be mass produced, the supply is extremely limited. Quantities are strictly ra- tioned out among various stores around the world including the Navy Exchange. We do not advertise their availabili- ty since the quantities we receive do not last more than an hour or two. Moni- toring the sales and keeping logs of each sale is simply not 'practical. We must rely on the Navy Exchange customers to control line jumping as we rely on you to help us control shoplifting. The Navy Exchange Bulletin is compiled by exchange employees. The opinions and comments expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions and pol- icies of the Department of Defense or the White Falcon Editorial Staff. Men- tion of specific consumer products in this column is intended solely for the benefit of authorized .exchange patrons, and in no way implies Department of Defense endorsement for those products. Correspondence or comments relating to this column should be addressed to the Navy Exchange Officer. ART TEACHER KATHY AUBURN prepares ex- hibits for the Elementary School Art Fair tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lower School Multi-Purpose Room. The Art Fair will exhibit art projects from the students in the elementary grades. White Falcon NEWS BRIEFS TRAVEL by Suzy weissinger The tour office has heard many.ques- tions concerning the Eurail Pass in re- cent weeks. Basically you buy the pass for two weeks to three months and it en- titles you to first-class rail travel in 13 European countries. The first day that you use the pass it is stamped with the date and is then valid for the a- mount of time that you have paid for. You merely show your card when boarding a train. You never have the trouble of buying tickets. The passes are available in the United States only. The tour office has application forms which you send to New York with an international money order. It is recommended that you allow at least three weeks for your pass to be mailed to you. The Eurail Pass can save you quite a bit of money if you plan to travel at least two weeks and to visit several countries. The cost for a 15-day pass is $145. Children under 12 are half price and under four are free. The pass is not valid in the United Kingdom and holders must have a pas.s- port, Military I.D. card and leave pa- pers are not acceptable when using the Eurail pass. The pass is good in Aus- tria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hol- land, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portu- gal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. It is also good on some buses and on many ferryboats and steamers such as those that go up and down the Rhine. Travel talk A reminder to all the golfers: May 10 and May 19 are departure dates for the eight - day golf trips to Scotland. Prices include airfare from Keflavik, hotel, two meals per day and transpor- tation between courses. If you plan to visit France, Belgium or Switzerland this summer, come by the tour office. New brochures on these destinations have been received and will really whet your appetite to visit these beautiful countries. The last concert of the season will be held May 13 in Reykjavik. It will feature selections by Beethoven and Sibelius. Reservations must be made by noon on Friday, May 7. Loftleidir does not recognize mili- tary discounts when you travel one way from the states to Keflavik. Don't get caught in this squeeze. For example, if you get a hop on the rotator to the states and cannot get a hop back and wind up flying one-way commercial back to Keflavik. Your price for that one- way trip will cost more than round-trip would have cost you. Book sale More than 500 books will be put on' sale next Tuesday and Wednesday in the A. T. Mahan Elementary School Library. Students in grades four through six will have the chance to buy books during school Tuesday. Students in Kindergarten through grade three can make purchases on Wednesday. Parents are invited to go to the book fair between 3 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday and help their children make book selections. The prices for the paperback books range from 75c to $4. The stork Christopher Patrick Bartos was born April 26 at 5:41 a.m. His mother is Barbara Jane Bartos and his father is AT2 Daniel Patrick Bartos. AT2 Bartos works for OMD Avionics. Richard Leo Hoffmann was born April 20 at 12:35 a.m. His mother is Ann Marie Hoffmann and his father is 0T2 Richard Leo Hoffmann. 0T2 Hoffmann works at the Naval Facility. Art A painting exhibition will be held in Keflavik tomorrow and Sunday at No. 3 Tjarnargata, top floor (above the bank). It will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. The exhibit will include paintings by many of the best known Icelandic artists. Admission is free. Re-uper MAC Carl A. Oglesby Jr. reenlisted last Tuesday for six years. MAC Oglesby works in the Security Office. Money break The commercial airlines have agre- ed to extend the availability of dis- counted military leave fares for an- other year. The "Military Reserved" fares permit personnel on leave to buy reserved seat tickets on flights within the Continental United States at a 25 percent discount. The agree- ment to extend the military rates was worked out by the Military Traffic Management Command and the commercial airlines. Academy women Seven women have accepted offers of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1980. The seven are the first of 80 wo- men who will be offered appointments under the new law which authorized the admission of women to the service academies. The women will report to Annapolis on Induction Day, July 6, to begin plebe summer orientation prior to the start of classes in Sep- tember. COMMANDING OFFICER Capt. John R. Farrell PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER JOCS James A. Johnston INFORMATION CHIEF Hy. " JOC Jerry L. Babb White EDITOR J02 Glenna Houston Fm1*m stapf raiCOII joi Jim Miller J02 Jerry Foster AN Bob Herskovitz SA Barbara Schubert White Falcon is published Fridays in accordance with SECNAVINST 5720.44 for distribution to U.S. military per- sonnel, Naval Station, Keflavik, Ice- land, and their dependents, and to military and civilian employees of the Iceland Defense Force and their fam- ilies. It is printed in the Naval Station Print Shop from appropriated funds in accordance with NAVEXOS P-35. The opinions and statements made here- in are not to be construed as official views of the Department of Defense or the U. S. Government. News items, questions, suggestions, and comments may be submitted by calling 4692 or by visiting AFRTS. bide. T-44.

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