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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 8 the stars and stripes Lundoy april 21. Army in Europe lists safety Steps for water sports Heidelberg special with lie Spring and summer swim Ming season near Usa Eurand seventh army safety officials Are taking Steps to reduce Acci dental drownings. Last year 16 Usa eur sol Diers drowned Between May 1 and sept. 30. Twelve of these deaths resulted from swimming in unauthorized areas. Alcohol was a Factor in four. To Date this year two . De Pendents have drowned. Water sports rank third As source of death among usar eur and seventh army person Nel during the Spring and sum Mer months safety officials aquatic program will be conducted at unit level prior Toad during the forthcoming swimming and boating season safety officials stated in a Mes Sage to the command. The Fol lowing controls will be established and maintained to reduce accidental drownings familiarize a 11 personnel with the hazards of swimming alone or in unauthorized areas diving without first checking the water depth and checking for underwater obstructions stress danger of swimming after drinking specify locations of authorized swimming and boating areas Germany yes plans merger of 4 he areas Nuernberg Germany Spe Cial the administrative setup of the european Exchange sys tem s area exchanges in Ger Many is being reorganized. The two stage realignment fees areas serving . Forces personnel and families in Ger Many will ease management activity Only and will not directly affect Exchange service or operations yes Headquarters Here said. As part of the reorganization four former yes areas wies Baden Frankfurt Kaiserslautern and Heidelberg have been merged into two areas. Effective Date of stage one of the merger is april 26.a new area Exchange designated the North Germany Are Exchange has been established consisting of the former wies Baden and Frankfurt elements. Headquarters of this Exchange dubbed Norgay is Wiesbaden with a Field office at Frankfurt. The other new area is a consolidation of the former Heidel Berg and Kaiserslautern area Sand will be known As the Central Germany area Exchange. Head quarters will be at Kaiserslautern with a Field office in area s acronym is Cenga. On july 26, phase two of themes reorganization will be completed with the combining of the Nuernberg and Stuttgart areas into a single unit the South Ger Many area Exchange Sou can with Headquarters i Nuernberg and a Munich Field on july 2 j the Schaffen Burg sub area will he transferred to nog a and the Stuttgart i ii i Labronn sub area will join encourage no swimmers to learn to swim encourage swimmers to Learnt swim better and practice water safety supervise water sports in areas under military supervision cooperate with civil and private agencies in operation of off Post swimming facilities periodically Check unauthorized swimming and boating areas to prevent . Personnel from using them. Essays win shape holidays shape Belgium special the 10 winners of the fifth shape International essay com petition have been announced. The winners competed wit students in secondary schools in Belgium Canada Germany Greece the Netherlands Turkey United kingdom Malta and the United states. The winners Are Raphael Celis Belgium Chris Gelijkens Belgium Conrad Lewis Canada a a r 1 i e s Dinnebier Germany Constantinos Kallaras Greece Hanny Mekes the Netherlands Huriye Boyacioglu Turkey Marion Hardie United kingdom Joseph Hadzima jr., unite states Joseph Aquilina Malta. The winners prize is a one week Holiday in Belgium. At shape they will meet l. Lemnitzer supreme Allied commander their travels in Belgium they will visit Brussels Ostend Bruges and Ghent As Well As other Points of interest in this Host nato nation. Exile teaches language epic life of or. Chested reads Lihe russian novel by Bob homers a . Bureau chief Lakenheath England is there is something epic about the life of Chester Lichod Ziejewski. Although he will deny it the events of his Early years sweep across a vast and confused land scape with All the fascination of a Dostoevski plot. And by a strange twist of Fate they have led to his. Present circumstances As a polish exile teaching russian in an american will Tell you that Many of his countrymen have suffered far More than he has that he is fortunate to be alive that he is grateful for the Job and for his wife and child. All this is undoubtedly True butt does not detract from the dramatic year when at age 12 of his youth he was exiled new stripes for top no Goeppinger Germany Spe Cial the 4th army div s top no corny sgt. Maj. William , received his new chevrons from maj. Gen. E. . Scherrer division cd. From his Homeland near the rus Sian Border to the wilds of year was 1940. A million poles suffered a similar across the vastness of Siberia Many of them died of hunger and disease. The Licho Ziejewski family was confined to a lumber Camp. In Winter the snows were six fee deep. In the summer the forests turned into treacherous marshes. After 2 years an amnesty was declared for the exiles and they were permitted to move about Russia in relative Freedom. While travelling South in search of warmer weather Lichod Zie Jewski s father died of typhoid Ever. A few weeks later he was stricken with typhoid and was forced to remain in Camp while his Mother and Sisters continue the southward trek to the Cau was confusion at this time in Russia. The War Puta tremendous Strain on the coun try Licho Ziejewski said. Before departing the Camp my Mother gave a forwarding address to a doctor who said he would write her when i recovered. But he was an old Manana must have forgotten. About his Mother never heard from him and for some months she assumed that i had died. But i finally responded to weeks Forest and worked my Way South Ward. In route i stopped overt two orphanages. Finally i managed to slip across the Frontier into Persia Iran where i stayed in a pol ish orphanage month Lech Ordziejewski s for about a next move was to India where he was Given Refuge in still another orphanage. By checking the Rolls of the orphanages his Mother traced his whereabouts a year1 later. In 1945 Licho Ziejewski Crosse the Atlantic to begin seven years of study at Orchard Lake mich.,where he completed College and spent two years in training forthe Priesthood. He earned his teacher s certificate from the University of Detroit in 1955 and three year Slater received a master s diploma and applied for a Job with the dependent schools. In 1958-59 he taught in Newfoundland in 1959-60 in soul Thorpe England and in 1960 removed to shape in Paris where he taught for the University of Maryland. While in Paris one of his Stu dents was an Irish american girl who later became his wife an who currently teaches the second Grade at Lakenheath England. Junior after the stint in Paris urn Gejewski returned to the a his current Russia Nat Lakenheath High in eludes the Only russian 22smi.? and year available at Dies Ethan at in t?., in Europe. He teaches a course i culture to Lakenheath High students. Licho Ziejewski first 0,Thrussian As a boy in Poland he studied russian during Hastay in Siberia and while attend ing College in Michigan. Russian in t As difficult As of sounds but usually Only the mow courageous students take it i alphabet is the thing that i ens most students Jewski said. Because of the difficulty in his name students refer to Licho Ziejewski by using his first name and calling him or his wife is known As mrs. in addition to English and rus Sian Licho Ziejewski still Speaks ukrainian and polish. None but the Brave Chester Lodi Ordziejewski teaches russian to pupils at Lakenheath High school. He says the Lan Guage in t As difficult As h sounds. But usually Only the More courageous students take is photo by Hunter unit wins 5-Star mess award by Bill Neal staff write Mannheim Germany is a five Star mess plaque the first Ever authorized for a unit of the seventh army support come will be awarded next week to co a 51st maintenance in . Gen. Lawrence e. Schlan ser cd seventh army support omd is scheduled to present the award at a company company size mess Quali fied for the award by scoring 98or better on the last seven monthly mess management checks Given by. The 1st support brigade s food services . . Alfred Sullivan jr., six other enlisted men and four germans operate the mess and feed an average of 120 men Permeal. A review of the Cash collection Sheet shows from 10 to 15 senior no s and up to six Junior offi cers eat breakfast or lunch at the mess instead of going to their Homes or nearby snack bars to . . Waverly m. Wallis Heads the inspection team that reviews 70 different areas of the mess giving from one to three Points for each on the periodic inspecting team could t find a copy of a required Publica Tion available in the mess in March and the february inspect ors found a piece of gum stuck under a table. These infractions gave the mess a score of 99 both forgot to put season ing on the pot pies and we los tone Point. That s Why we did t get a perfect score on april inspection said 1st it. Richard p. Stohl battalion s4 suppl officer. Stohl who has been with the battalion for one year said i have seen this mess come up from no recognition to getting our first three Star plaque in october 1967, then our first four Star award in january 1968." he said Sullivan a mess ser Geant with Over 22 years service and his men worked extra hour sin getting the mess into shape and keeping it up. They have put up new drapes added plastic covers to the tables painted the ceiling to make i look like rustic beams and the company s service and evacuation Section has made Vinyl Plas tic covers for the chairs. In explaining the mess plaques Stohl said three Star awards Are Given to company size Messe classed in the excellent category and attaining scores of from 94to 97 for i h r e e consecutive months. Four Star plaques Are Given to messes of the same Sie that attain Superior scores of from 98 to 100 for three consecutive months. Five Star plaques Are awarded after a mess receives four Sta awards for two consecutive three month periods. After a mess gets an award they must work very hard w keep it said Stohl. The 1st support brigade com Mander col. George i Cirre jr., will withdraw awards if a noes inspection scores drop below to minimum for getting the plaque then the mess must for twee consecutive months have a score High enough to get Awa before it is again eligible to receive another mess plaque. It. Col. Kenneth l. T a njw51st maintenance in said a that we have this Fisli from seventh army supp come we Are going if and if there is a award for the l Cost v % going to try and a t Yuul

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