The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 05.05.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 05.05.1978, Blaðsíða 1
NAVY RELIEF Helping you and your neighbor. Every May 4 through June 6, in commemoration of the Navy and Marine Corps' battles of Coral Sea and Midway, the Navy Relief Society conducts a fund drive. Last year, the Navy Relief Society collected more than $2.3 million in donations from Navy and Marine Corps people. Last year, also, Navy Relief spent just under $6 million helping Navy and Marine Corps active duty and retired personnel, their dependents or surviving spouses and children when they were in need. Where did the other $3.6 million come from? Most of it came from people who were helped by the Navy Re- leif Society. Repayment of interest-free loans accounts for a good portion of the Society's yearly income. Every cent of that money and the money donated to Navy Relief is used to help shipmates. That's quite an achievement since the Navy Relief Society has about 200 paid employees at 124 offices. But the money to cover salaries, phone bills and other operating costs comes from a reserve fund - a fund which makes the Society unique. No other organization of its kind is able to support itself to the extent the Navy Relief Society does. This reserve fond had its beginning during World War II, when a New York businessman began a nationwide civilian fund drive for the Navy Relief Society. About $10 million was collected for the relief of sailors and Marines in financial need. Most of that money was spent during the war, but not all of it. The remaining dollars were invested. Dividends from those investments have been paying operation costs for the Navy Relief Society ever since. Navy relief has helped countless people with a var- iety of services. Some of these include outright grants of money, interest-free loans for emergencies or for college or vocational educations for dependent children, money management counseling and referrals, babysitting, grocery shopping or just visiting. Navy Relief offices and branches sponsor many - programs to aid sailors and Marines and their families. Lately, many have been directing their efforts toward the elderly and incapacitated. Some provide transport- ation for people who cannot get about easily. Other offices bring medical attention to the housebound through the visiting nurse program. Volunteers (there are about 3,000 of them) also operate thrift shops where clothes and essentials are available at especially low prices. Every sailor and marine can get help when he or she needs it. In areas where there is no Navy Relief activity, the American Red Cross acts as contact. Com- manding officers ashore and afloat can also arrange for Navy Relief support. Volume 34, Number 18 Keflavik, Iceland May 5, 1978 New Hobby Shop ready grand opening 4 p.m. today The Recreation Department Hobby Shop completed its move and will open the doors of the new hobby complex at 4 p.m. today with a grand opening ceremony. All NATO base residents are invited to attend the ceremony which will be followed by an open house. Everyone who attends will be given a chance to win one of twenty prizes to be given away during a special drawing to be held on AFTV channel four at 7 p.m. Monday. The Hobby Shop will also be offering a 20 percent reduction on macrame, recording tapes, ceramic slip, black and white film and leather buckles during the open house in honor of the occasion. There will also be exhibitions and displays of the crafts available at the Hobby Shop so you can learn just how easy.it really is. The new complex, located next to the viking building, houses the ceramic shop, photo shop, leather shop, woodworking shop, stereo shop and hobby sales store. A new addition to the aforementioned shops is the lapidary shop where ordinary stones may be converted into beautiful jewelrv. The Auto Hobby Center will be remaining at its' present location be- hind the Public Works Compound. The building was built by the Icelandic Prime Contractors and the interior furnishings were completed by members of the Recreation Department. Although it will take about a month before the various shops are completely settled into their new spaces, the Hobby Shop will be open for regular business tomorrow. The hours for the new complex will be the same as they were when the shops were located in the old quonset huts. FINISHING TOUCH —Bjorn Olafsson puts the finishing touch new wood hobby shop. The new hobby complpx will be open opening celebration. on a cabinet in the tonight for the grand College registration starts Monday Registration for the University of Maryland and the Los Angeles Community College Overseas term five will begin Monday at the Navy Campus office located on the second floor of BOQ 638. Students may register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until May 19, for the classes which start May 22, and end July 13. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND The University of Maryland is featuring a Folk Narrative course to be taught by Elizabeth Stern, her last course with the UM. As a study of legend tale and myth, this course will encompass readings from many countries' folk literature and may be used for humanities credit. Maryland will also offer Introduction to Writing and it, along with Folk Narra- tive, will meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:10 until 7 p.m. American Goverment, taught by Steve Tatsch, and Business Law, taught by Walt Landen, will both be offered from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. There will also be a special "Mystery Class" offered. This will be a first for the University of Maryland, details will be available during registration from the Maryland Registrar. LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE The LACCO has tw0 courses high- lighting its' list. These include Electronics 44 which will prepare stud- ents for the FCC 1st and 2nd class lic- ence exam, and an Afro-American Studies class. be: Other classes offered this term will Narcotics and Vice Control Private Pilot Ground School Math of AC and DC Electronics Emergency Department Assistant Personal and Family Finance Journalism I Introduction to College Mathematics Visual Communications Real Estate Appraisal Psychology for Supervisors

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