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Linda Olson,
Pioneer, Dies
Alki residents yesterday mourn-E
ed the pass‘ng of Miss Linda OL‘
son, 83. said to be the oldest 1iv-1
ing West Side pioneer. who had1
lived at Alki for 75 years. ‘
She died on Christmas mnrningl
Miss Olson settled at. Alki Point
in 1869 with her s'ster, Mrs. Benn
Teig. who died on December 15 at
the age of 80.
They came to join their father.
Knud Olsen. who had just bought
the original claims of Boron. Den
ny and Maynard.
The new home of the two tiny
girls was in a small clearing in
the forest wilderness, Their fa»
thcfspent sevc'ral years logging
at Alki Point and on West Seattle
hills by oxen to supply the big
mills at Port Blakely.
Miss Olson. born in Madison
Wis. came West in 1863 by way
of Panama and her younger sis
ter. Mrs. Teig, was born in Lake
County, Calif.
They made the trip to Washing
ton Territory by wagon team.
Miss Olson attended the torri
torial university and taught school
for several years in pioneer Sc—
attle. She lived at 2928 Alki Aux
Surviving are two nephews.
Ralph Teig, auditor at Boeing
Renton plant. and Clifford Teig‘. a
foreman of Boeing plant N0. 1.
and a brother-in-law, Jacob Toig.
Finnish Labor can count on eco
nomic and moral support from
SWeden, according to August Lind
berg, president of the Swodish
Federation of Labor. who has just
returned from a. visit to Finland.
He added that it is only natural
that the Swedes should le9 the
initiative in resuming such Cu-op
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By Anders Kruskopt.
Somewhere in the South Svus
While the sweat is pouring downl
my back (and that will not be tell- ‘
ing about the gmate down here in :
the South Seas. as I could well be‘
sitting in the ship's galley or down ,
in its engine room). I‘m going to
tell you about THE T\\'0 DEVILS.
Furthermore. X‘m going to use the‘
red part of the typewriter ribbon?
The black part is mostly gone, and‘
there is no supply here to be had.I
Under any circumstances. what
else could you expect me to use‘
while talking about the devil, either
in singular or plural?
You have heard me give an'
inkling in a previous issue about
these two devils. I shall now tie?
scribe them for you more inti-i
mately, or rather. I'll have the two,
devils tell about themselves to!"
you. It is the two Australian boys.
the twins. I refer to. "Two devils";
like these Australian boys, can be'
found in America or Andalusia. I?
don't want any Australian readers
to think that I‘m after their skin.
It is raw, unpolis'ned material a:
writer likes to deal with. And raw.i
unpolished "material" can be found
all over the world They call them
selves "Two Devils." And I rather{
like that heading. It sounds al-'
most like Jack London to me. I
got on to their handle.' when one;
of them let mé hear what he wrote:
on the Christmas card he sent
home. ,
Should this, my artirie. on its
way to my readers be picked up by
an Australian censor, I'd like to
put in a few lines reminiscing
about the “Two Australian An
gels." Mrs. Jordan, “The White
Angol" of San Fiancisca's water
front, who helped to feed all desti
tute sailors years ago. and Sister
Kenny, “the Children's Angel,"
who has. done so much for the vic
tims of infantile paralysis.
“You want to Know about me.
WHAT'S UP?" starts one of "The
TWo Devils" in his piece of writing
he gave nae. His writing was trunk
and direct. He is not pretending.
That's why I like him. in spite of
all the mental torture ‘he has
For four years, Norway's merchant
marine. third largest in the world.!
has carried supplies. troops. oil to!
the warring United Nations. |
caused me in many other respects
during our work together.
The Devils ()0 to (‘hurch
“I'll tell you about the time we
were supposed to attend church in
my home town of F., in western
Australia. Every Sunday morning
at 6 o'clock we had to go. But we
went only as far as the door. See
ing that everyone was sitting in
church. listening to the sermon.
the two of us would buzz off and
select the two best bicycles in the
cycle racks. and then go away for
an hour, hell-bent for driving. The
money our father had given us to
put into the collection box we used
for ‘lollies' or consumption sticks
‘ (cigarettes). Our next plan was to
‘wait for the first kid who came
out from church after the service
;was over. nab him and ask him
what the color of the vestment
was the priest was wearing. Find—
ing this out. we put our prayer
books neatly under our arms. Then
we walked home. Mom would be
waiting at the gate of our home.
She would call us to her one at a
time and ask us about the church
service and so on. Having satisfied
her with the same answer from
both of us, Dud would then say:
‘I don‘t know whether you devils
went to phurch or not. But now
you m'iy go inside and have your
breakfastwand by the way. don't
forget to chew a piece of gum the
nez-zt time you have a. smoke.” "
1 “Now, brother devil." the other
'of the Two Devils wrote on the
same paper as his brother, “you
forgot to mention about the Palm
Sunday when everyone received a
gpalm leaf after the preaching was
'over. We had a heck of a time
running around to the woods cut
.ting us a. palm leaf each we. could
:take home and show Mom and
“Thank you. boys," I concluded
after I had received their stories.
Then one of the boys said that it
was nqthing at all to thank them
for. They would instead thank the
What's Up? publishers if they
would bring home to the American
and American-Scandinavian read
ers that seafarers have one of the
“tuffest” jobs there is. especially
so today. "People think a sailor‘s
life is free and easy? But it some
times is real hell. Remember that.
when you sit at home reading your
paper after you are through work
ing {or the dny."
“'9” said. brother devils. Por
hnps I should put you in the class
of "The Two Angels"? I know you
have been out there on both 'the
Atlantic'and the Pacific where
"the ruttlesnnkes" have been stink
ing at you. You have come out of
the fight with a soft spot in your
hrart for your fellowmon {romping
tht‘ dct'ka ,f the ships.
Enters tho (‘ai
0mm upcn n time um» was a
sirp. This ship had no out. Cats
are no bad omen on a ship unless
they are leaving. Then look uni!
The day this ship from once upon
“a time sailed away with its living
v“cnrgo" of fighting men. incri
came a cat aboard.
, Now. before I enter this cat
'siory. I must make amends for
trailing fighting men a cargo.
Fighting men are no cargo. Each
nun is a cosmos to himself. n nu.
cleus of the still greater nucleus
* which is Free Democratic America ‘
‘und Free Democrat’c Allies. But‘
a transport maul, how safe and.
I'm—And brave young Norweg
ians. rallying from an parts
of the world. are lully trained and
eager to come to grips with the
hated Nazis.
fine it might be, may have been
built originally for trade. You
don’t expect a. bed of eiderdown
on it.
Who took the cat aboard? Well.
I don't know. It is shrouded in
mystery. As cats hardly can be
expected to do dirty work. sabo
taging good old U. S. A. where
they get hamburgers aplenty. no
one paid much attention to the
mystery of this cat's entry. It
was on the ship.as a shipmate
among shipmates. That‘s, all. At
first it seampered lively about
smelling the fizh oil used on the
decks to delay the rust. It took a
promenade towards the galley.
Came night. A storm was in the
offing. The rat laid very still
right beneath the bulwark in th3
passageway. The eat was down
with seasiekness. You guessed it.
shipinate. No ono: wanted to hurt‘
the eat where it laid, but when
the ship began to roll. the poor
eat received plenty of hard knocks
from someones lumbering legs.
The man who took the mental pic.
ture of the cat's predicament felt
very Sorry for the creature. But
there was not much he could do
about it. as he felt more seasick
than the cat, and was in much
agony. However, bad pains are Of
a short duration. as the old Latin
phrase has it. Came morning. and
our eat was in the pink. During
the night he had found his way
,to the Captain's quarters and
started his breakfast lapping milk
from the captain's best coffee
saucer. After that it went back
‘,and took a forenoon siesta on the
‘captain‘s soft chair cushion. The
'man who took the cat aboard was
perhaps swinging away in a ham
‘mock of canvas deep down in the
ship's 'tweendecks. And perhaps
also his milk was plain water.
drunk out of a canteen.
1 w t I
Leaves the Rat
\'.u have seen many ships in
the harbors with tincovers around
the hawsors. Coming down to the
docks in New York and San Fran
c‘sco in the pre-war days. talking
to the sailors aboard the ships.
I have bran informed that (he tin
covers were put there to stop the
rats from coming aboard the ship.
“Clever these saildrmen and
and masters of the deep." I said
to myself. But the-re is another
side to this rat story and the tin
covers. The harbor captain of one
port gave mo the dnpo on ms.
"The tins you see folded around
the hawst‘r. are put than" to pre
vent rats from going: ashore." he
vxpliiined. adding that he was sor
ry for the mind shipmates who had
to put up with the rats. But ships
naming: from far away plan‘s.
where hraith and sanitation is not
the best may sometimes (*arry
rats infested With bubonic piegur
One of those beasts could bring
disaster tn the whole population
of a city. That's why the tins are
important. They are very impor
tant. Penalties for not puttmz
them up are sometimes severe,
All of 8mm 1.100 rural db
[trict midwives should be equipped
with laughing gas nppnratun, m»
‘ mrdlnz to a proposal by a group of
Loxperts, appointed by the Govern
‘ment. Experiments with laughing
433.- In said to have given very
mood results.
Hopes liberation
May Be Speeded
Wilhelm Morgenstierne. Nar
‘x'egian Ambassador to the United
States, expressed hope that "meanq
may be found to expedite the full
liberation of Norway“ in a specifil
holiday statement issm-d at Wen;-
ington, D. C.
“Looking back on 1944‘" he Ce-
Clared. “there are indeed many re-a.
sons why we should all be than}:-
ful. We realize that through the
supreme sacrifices and heroism r5
the military fm‘t‘os of the United
Nations we are today much near—r
what is foremost in our thoughtss:
Vivtory and Peace.
“We would not be frank if
tried to deny that we had deep:
hoped and trusted that 194-1 wou' 1
see the liberation also of NorWaji
Being one of the first country-z
to be subjugated by the Nazi :1
gressors We had hoped to 1+
among the first to be liberate.
We had hoped and prayed that 111;:
hard-tried men and women of tie
Norwegian home front would rig-t
have to go through another-wt:
fifthwwinter of indescx‘Lbable har‘l
ships. While we all realize tin:
we must accept the supreme strat
egy of the military leaders of {319
United Nations. it is our ardent
hope that means may be found to
expedite the full liberation of NW
way. Scarcity of food. scarcity cf
clothing and shoes. scarcity if
fuel. do not go Well together unxluz‘
the rigors of a Northern winter.
1 “All reports conning out of Nr :1-
way." he continued. "confirm what
‘we never doubted‘ viantelg that .1
spite of all sufferings the fight;:‘.;;
spirit of the Norwegian poo-r -
is unbroken. The): have man-as 1
so far to rise about all untowa. l
criciimstzinces. and We know tit-3'
will see it through until the i-lt
rNazi and the last traitor have by 7.1
chased from Norwegian soil. '1‘ .1-
sabotage by the Norwegian ; a
triots is taking on very great 9. -
portions and hardly a day goes 3:
without serious interference w.;n
German activities in Norway. Tge.
home 1..nt is beroming even n: .3,
than before a fighting front.
; “In their hard. bitter struggie
against the aggre55ur5_ we kzt‘ v
that. the eyes of our countryman
often turn towards this great
country which has made and :3
daily making such a tremendi us
contribution to our approach;::g
common victory. They do not for
get what we owe. what the civiiird
world owes, to the United State'..
to its miraculous war productuzxi
and to the burning spirit of the;-
freedom-loving Amvriran peo;‘.:—.
They do,not forget the humerus
export-salons of god will and '31::-
pathy. and the material assistar. ‘9‘
from their own kinsmen in tie
United States and from Americas
generally. Norwegians Will alwapa
remember how the Amorii-an pr»~s
as a whole has stood up for Ni 2'.
way during these tragic years.
“Wth in the vourse of li-E’»
Norway shall have been entn'v- 1'
liberated. the enormous task vf
rebuilding “hat tho aggreSS "a
have wantonly (Issll‘nyt‘tl will ‘-
gin for the Norwogian pmplo. I:
will be a hard. urhi‘l struggle. I‘ ’1
we know that in shall snowed
spite of all obstacles. to make N :‘~
way not only what It was bet .0
1940. but a strongpr and bt‘l' "
country than m‘vr. \Vr know t! :L
In times of [10309 and rvconst! —
lion “v Sh‘lu mntmtiv the «10> :
kind of cooperation “2th our fil' it
ally and t'rwnd. tho Amrririm [w .
ple. hi this swrit \i't- all uni‘u
an arilont Wish {VT 2‘ N. \\ Yi'a' « :’
\'It‘t(\r_\' and roan-f
An American “Flying Fol-"pm“
crashed and explodi-d the m-“.t
u)! Octnbl‘r 30. m a {qu! nth'
'Trollhlttnn. in western Swami-1.
probably carrying a full bow?)
.loud. Seven h()l|F(S were damn; 1
near the scene of th‘ avmdnnt. ? :t.
;no persons were injured. Sine? no
{trace has been found of members
to! the crew, it is likely that they
Fpunchuted to utety.

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