The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 28.10.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 28.10.1977, Blaðsíða 1
GHOSTS, GOBLINS AND... With the possible exception of Christmas and Easter, no other holiday in the Christian calender has more customs associated with it than Halloween. And most of the customs are derived from pagan be- liefs and practices, particularityIrish legends:. The observence of Halloween-the Eve of All Hallows or Saints-on Oct. 31 stems from the Celtic Druid belief that Nov. 1 was the beginning of the new year, and a festival in honor of the sun god was celebrated with large bonfires. The Druids also believed that on Oct. 31, the end of the old year, the lord of death gathered together all the souls of the dead who had been condemned to enter the bodies of animals and decided what form they would take for the next year. The Christian feast commemorating the saints began transplanting the pagan obser- vence during the seventh century. ?ears later, the immigrants who came to the New World brought many of their Old World customs with them. For example, the jack-o-lantern stems from the legend that a stingy Irishman named Jack was barred from heaven because of his stinginess and forbidden to enter hell because of the practical jokes he played on the devil; he was thus condemn- ed to walk the earth with his lantern until Judge- ment Day. Subsequently, lantern-like faces of "Jack" were carved on pumkins, a squash in sea- son at the time of the year, making the well-known Halloween jack-o-lanterns. Trick or Treat The modern practice of children going about the neighborhood trick-or-treating stems from the 17th century when Irish peasant went about begging money for a feast in honor of Colum Kill or St. Col- umbia. More recently, Halloween has again become a fund-raising event, following the 1967 President- ial Proclamation establishing the observance of National UNICEF Day in conjunction with Halloween on Oct. 31. In many communities, children as well as adults show their concern for youngsters in de- veloping countries through a variety of Halloween money-making activities for the United Nations Inter- national Children's Education Fund. But despite the emphasis on fun and benefits for children, youngsters in the past few years have be- come the victims of malicious cranks who have given innocent trick-or-treaters poisoned popcorn, harm- ful booby-trapped apples, and candy coated with dan- gerous substances. Parents are cautioned by law en- forcement officials to accompany children on their trick-or-treat rounds and to restrict children's visits to the homes of known neighbors. In addition, children should be instructed not to eat their col- lected treats until examined carefully after re- turning home. Drawing on ancient origins and modern customs, Halloween has become a firmly-entrenched American holiday. Faith and begorrah, now - have a happy and safe Halloween! WhitePtFakon Volume 33 Number 43 Space (A' must pay Space available passengers now have to pay a $10 fee to fly on all inter- national Military Airlift Command(MAC) flights. According to directives re- ceived from higher authority the CI18, C141 and C130 flights will also be included in the program. The service charge was directed by Congress to help make the space available system self supporting until further study of this transportation category can be completed. The $10 fee is being charged to help pay for the cost of processing at terminals. Internationl flights are defined as those from overseas to the continental |United States (CONUS), CONUS to over- seas and from one overseas area to another. Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal Zone and U.S. possessions are considered overseas areas. The $10 fee will be a one-time-only charge for a one-way trip. As long as a passenger continues toward the original destination, he or she will not be required to make an additional payment. A passenger will not be required to make payments at any stops enroute unless he or she decides to layover or change the original destination. Passengers will not have to pay an additional fee if they are "bumped" or if the flight diverts from the original destination. Terminals which manifest fewer than 1,000 space available passengers annually will not be required to charge the fee because it would cost more to administer the program at those terminals than the military services could recover. Space available passengers departing from facilities which are not operated directly by MAC, but use MAC procedures must pay the $10 fee. On Halloween only Kids can take candy off base Halloween "Trick-or-Treating" will take place this year from 6-10:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Dependent children who reside off the Agreed Area will be authorized to take their trick-or-treat candy from the Agreed Area via Njardvik Gate. Use of customs forms is not necessary, however this pertains to halloween candy exclu- sively and on this particular occasion only. Keflavik Iceland @0@ £tftea PTO Carnival tomorrow 'Tis the night before carnival, and all through the site Volunteers will be working, far into the night. The booths must be finished the games must be set In hopes that this carnival will be the best yet. The children have waited all year for this day, It's their one real big chance to get out and play. And parents and teachers, and carnival staffs Have given so much to bring them their laughs. CFC Extended The 1978 Combined Federal Campaign has been extended at the Keflavik NATO base until Nov. 11. Persons who have not yet participated are urged to make a pledge through unit key persons for pay- roll deductions beginning next January or by making a direct cash gift this we week. Beneficiaries of the campaign are the millions of persons who receive a wide variety of assistance in health, safety, welfare and self-help services from the 13 International Service agencies, the American National Red Cross, and 16 Na- tional Health Agencies. The overseas CFC is the only regular on-the-job solicitation authorized by DoD during this fiscal year which ena- bles Americans assigned overseas to help support the work of these voluntary health and welfare agencies. In addit- ion to authorization and endorsement by Secretary of Defense Harold Brown, It is supported by top military commanders and civilian heads of office. According to unit key persons, the majority of Keflavik NATO Bases' per- sonnel - civilian and military - have already given or pledged generously. Chairman LtCol. James Godwin called on those who have not yet responded to join their co-workers in this expression of humanitarian concern. Funds, funds and fun is our theme We've all pulled togather, we've all been ia team. To provide for our scholars, our clubs and commands In the name of fellowship we've made these demands. We've borrowed and bothered and cumshawed and bought, And argued and worried and just worked a lot. So the stage is all set and I'm out of rhyme, Happy carnival to all Come have a great time. October 28, 1977 Do you have these symptoms? Fluttering palpitation, or skipping beats, shortness of breath, tenderness, numbness or empty feeling in the stomach; fainting spells, dizziness, hungry feeling or weak spells; spots before the eyes, nightmares about hunger, choking sensation in throat, oppressed feeling in chest; cold hands and feet, dropsy, swelling of feet or ankles? Although it is not generally publicized, statistics fully prove that one person out of every four has a "Big Mac Attack." Three fourths of the people afflicted are not aware of the fact that they are having a "Big Mac Attack" and thousands have been wrong- fully treated for troubles of the stomach, lungs, kidneys, or nerves which are almost certain to become affected. NavFac's Big Mac stand has obtained the sure cure (in limited quanity), 2,500 "Big Macs" imported directly from the golden arches. They are well worth their weight in gold to every sufferer of "Big Mac Attacks" and will be available for one day only while the supply lasts. Don't be disappointed, arrive early and start the day the "Big Mac" way and• enjoy the whole PTO Carnival tomorrow from noon - 9 p.m. at hangar 885. Presents SO Friends The USO show, "Friends and Company", will be performing on the Keflavik NATO base from Saturday, Nov. 5 until Tuesday, Nov. 8. "Friends and Company" is a five person group, consisting of two female and three male vocalists who will bring the NATO base a dynamic musical variety show. The hour long show will be great entertainment for everyone. Music selections will range from Barry Manilow to Natalie Cole, John Denver and the O-Jays. Make plans now to catch the act of these top notch artists at one of the locations mentioned on the adjoining schedule. Saturday, Nov. 5 2 p.m.....Andrews Theater 9 P.m.....Top of the Rock Sunday, Nov. 6 1 p.m.....H-3 Monday, Nov. 7 2 p.m.....Grindavik 8 p.m.....Rockville Tuesday, Nov. 8 i p.m.....Windbreaker and C o m P a n y j

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