The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 24.02.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 24.02.1978, Blaðsíða 1
Black History Month Recalling the Past MUSIC The Black contribution to American culture was severely restricted in the antebellum period because of formidable barriers of caste and race. However, even in slavery, Blacks contributed their affecting and mournful spirituals to American folk culture, hymns of des- pair and tenacious hope that have vas- tly enriched musical tradition. Many of these spirituals are still in the Black Church, today. In 1875, the Jubilee Singers, from Fisk University went on tour throughout the United States. After a somewhat un- certain start, they won acclaim in ap- pearances from Oberlin, Ohio to the White House. But, like many Black artists of that time, the Jubilee Singers received their greatest fame abroad. Singing before many of the royal .courts, the Fisk sing- ers remained on tour for seven years, earning $150,000. This money was used .. to expand their school into what was to become one of Black Americans most dis- tinguished universities. These gifted student artists contributed greatly to the popularization (at the concert level) of.this authentic form of American folk music. STAGE One of the most celebrated minstrels and composers of the late 19th century was the prolific writer James A. Black, who composed more than 700 songs. Three of his better known songs were "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny," which has been Virginia's state song since 1940; "In The Evening By The Moonlight," and "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers." Despite his fame in America, he went to London as a star in 1881 and remained there for the next 20 years. In 1855 Richard Milburn, a Black bar- ber in Philadelphia, composed a song that endured down through the years: "Listen To .The Mockingbird." In 1865 Charles Hicks formed the Georgia Minstrels, which represented the forefront of Black involvement in the American professional musical theater. Hicks' minstrels achieved success in American and abroad. PAINTING AND SCULPTURE Blacks also achieved distinction as sculptors and painters. The renouned painter Edwin M. Bannister was awarded a gold medal in 1876 for his famous land- scape, Under The Oaks, at the Phila- delphia Exposition. Another widely honored painter was Henry 0. Tanner of Pittsburgh. Known as the "Dean of American painters," he won acclaim for his magnificent Resurrection Continued on page 2 Volume 34 Number 8 Keflavik, Iceland February 24, 1978 Hank Thompson Performs At Andrews Theater March 8&9, 6:30 p.m. Adults $6 Children $3 Officers' Club March 8, 9 p.m. All tickets $7.50 ¦ Top of the Rock March 9, 9 p.m. All tickets $7.50 Tickets available at: Recreation office, Tour office, Top of the Rock, O'Club and Wlndbreaker Vehicle inspection schedule The annual auto inspection is stil- inspected next week and the day they going on at the base car wash located are to be inspected are as follows: behind the Public Works building. Automobiles are being inspected on Monday.......J06578 - J06704 specific days according to the JO Tuesday......-JO6705 - J06831 number of the vehicle. Wednesday....J06832 - J06994 The JO numbers of vehicles to be Thursday.....J06995 - J07085 Events slated at Youth Center There will be a double band dance row at 6:30 p.m. The tournaments will tonight for all teens from 8-12 p.m. be double elimination. First place at the Youth Center. The cost will be winners will receive trophies and 75c and all youths are welcome to second place winners will receive cert- attend, ificates and ribbions. The cost is The Youth Center billiards and 50c for entry to each tournament, bumper pool tournament will begin tomor- Military retirement system Presidents Commission to recommend changes The president's Commission on M to recommend to President Carter plan as part of its proposal on t retirement system. Under the proposed retirement annuities would begin after 10 ye serving 10 - 19 years would begin Payments would be received starting at age 60 for those who serve 20 - 29 years and at age 55 for those serving more than 30 years. The proposed retirement system also would incorporate inflation protection determined by the Consumer Price Index and the integration of retirement pay with socal security payments and civil service retirement annuities. Service members who have begun their second enlistments, completed their initial obligated service or entered their fifth year of service would be permitted to retire under the present system according to the Commission's proposed recommendations. The proposals also provide for severence payments to be made to members who are involuntarily separated with less than 30 years of service. The Commission agreed that the current pay table provides a proper starting point and will recommend that ilitary Compensation last week agreed a new non-contributory retirement he reform of the military pay and plan, eligibility for retirement ars of service. Those members receiving annuities at age 62. military pay increases continue to be equal with the annual pay raises given to civil service employees. A recommendation to award junior enlisted service members all entitle- ments including travel, transportation of household goods, overseas housing, overseas cost of living, temporary lodging, and family separation al- lowances also will be made by the commission. Committee chairman Charles J. Zwick, stressed at last week's meeting that agreements made by the commission still are subject to modification when the commission reviews-its total package. "The Commissioners," Zwick said, "want to be sure that the various parts fit together in an integrated way." The commission expects to meet for the last time Thursday to complete its decision making. Credit Union Bofb#r shop Mini-mart Beverage Store Post Office _ i l, it Pool Hall Beauty Shop The Navy Exchange has announced that there will be some changes for the NATO base shopper this summer. In addition to the consolidation of some major Exchange functions in building 869 (Vhite Falcon, Feb. 3 issue) the Viking building will be hosting some new tenants. The Viking is currently undergoing extensive remoldeling which when completed will house the Mini Mart, Barber Shop, Post Office, Credit Union, mordernized eating facility, Tour Office, Beverage Store, Auto sales represenatives, Pool Hall, uniform small stores, beauty shop and bowling alley. The project is an effort to develope a one-stop, mall type of shopping/per sonnel service center. The Credit Union, uniform small store, tour office, bowling alley and beauty shop are already in the building. The Pool Hall, which is also in the building will be moved next to the ?nuonno siecsuc staemextoybp 8X?f Consolidating small store and the present restaurant will be undergoing some modifications as well. The Mini-mart The Mini-mart will be consolidated with the Beverage Store and according to Navy Exchange Officer, Lt. Robert A. Brown, it will resemble a typical 7-11 type of store. The Mini-mart will have two walk-in freezers and a large walk-in chill unit which will eliminate much of the problem of running out of items over busy weekends. Lt. Brown said, "This new facility will give a much better capability to keep it stocked with considerable more storage space and merchandising space!1 The next facility to move into the building will be the Barber shop some- time in March or April. The target date for the mini mart is April or May.

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