Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: Washington State Library; Olympia, WA
Newspaper Page Text
THE SCANDI NAVIAN AMERICAN
Winter scene from Granberg, near Leksand. Dalecarlia. Sweden. NORWAY WANTS INVASION FROM WEST Interviewed in London upon his return from the liberated areas of northernmost Norway Minister of Justice Terje Wold said a mili tary operation from the west would cut off German troops in the north and also prevent the rest of Norway from being laid waste by the retreating Germans. “This is my opinion." Mr. Wold emphasized. “but I am no military expert." He told newsmen of the havoc caused by the Germans in northern Norway through appli— cation of their scorched earth pol icy. “Everyone I spoke with." he continued. "had but one question to ask: ‘(Im anything be done to stop this?‘ The Russians have done their best to help. but dis tances are very great and to my mind the only possible method is Act Now---While There Is Unity The legislature just starting its biennial session in Olympia is offered a great opportunity. but at the same time it is confronted with a challenge which will demand the ultimate in qualities of mind and heart of its mem— bers. It is the hope of most and the prayer of all that during the two years intervening between the present session and the next, peace will have come to the world. Then will come the REAL problems raised by war. The fighting of a war demands attention to infinite detail, the expenditure of vast resources: it requires su preme courage and sacrifice at the front. sacrifice and the last ounce of energy at home. These very demands during.r wartime provide at home. in order to rise to them. a quality which dissolves quick ly once war ends. That quality is UNITY. Unity of purpose. unity of ideals. unity of sacrifice. It is easier. therefore. to adjust a people to the condi tions of war than to the conditions which must follow as an aftermath of war: for when war ends. unity of purpose ends. Emotions generated in the pressure of national survival and long pent-up in devotion to the common effort. are suddenly freed. The force of unity is lost just at the moment when it is most required to further the processes of readjustment. The lesson is clear. With the grim determination to fight the war to a suc cessful conclusion uppermost in the minds of all, the de termination should be equally grim in the minds of all legislators to meet appropriately and vigorously the is sues which will become active. demanding, when peace comes. The problems will be unprecedented. just as the war is unprecedented. To meet these problems it may be necessary for the legislative mind to explore territories out of sight of any landmark of the past. What these problems to follow the war will be are known now. in their larger aspects. Legislative preparation to meet them should come now. while the sense of unity rules the mind Tomorrow—next yearﬂafter the war, will be too late. Then, the compelling force of unity will have been lost as an ally to cut off the Germans from the sea. thus preventing them from continuing their reckless criminal policy of annihilation." Pointing out that everyone is subject to decisions taken by the Allies’ joint military leaders in or der to achieve the quickest pos sible end to hostilities, and that he did not doubt the situation in Norway was being most closely and carefully watched. Mr. Wold stated that “it is the fervent hope not only of myself but of every Norwegian that the prosecution of this war to a successful conclu sion will not exclude the rescue of my country from the total des truction which will be her fate if the Germans succeed in evacu ating in accordance with their criminal and wanton plans.“ Silver Star For Lt. Olson The Silver Star was awm'dcd posthumously to lst Lt. Edwin S. Olson, Seattle. recently in thc- Northern Security Distrirt 0f. fice. 1805 5th Ave. C01. Charles D. Calley, com manding olficer 0f the Northern Security District. in behalf 01‘ Maj. Gen. WJlia'n E. Shodd. com manding general of the Ninth Sor— vice Command. presmted the award to Lieutenant Olson's par- Mts. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Olson. 1922 lst Ave. N. Thn Citation. for gallantry in tlw South Pacific May 29. 1944. said, in part: "llmnvnnm ()Isun. with no mm xidt-rutiun for his own [wrsmvll sufvty. mow-1| his mm m hon"!- pnsitinns. inspir'ng "II‘III win! con fidence by his own (-uumgenus ar— ' lions. Hp was strut-k by a pin-(w i 01' shrapnel during this vngugr ‘ 22mm and died of his wounds -1 few huurs afterward." Greetings To GOVERNOR WALLGREN o . o 0 WIN Tllllﬂl’ IIOTEL Danes Ready to Cede ‘Rights’ To Implement World Security LONDON—My country, which always regarded itself as neutra!, has suffered at the hands of Ger many in this war and hardly can be expected to forget that experi ence when the question of condi tions to be imposed upon Germany crops up. Though never guilty of the slightest act of aggression, the ex periences suffered at the hands of the Nazis have convinced my countrymen of two things. As far as we ourselves are concerned in the: world tomorrow, 3 small state cannot live securely except within the framework of a new interna— tional system which genuinely re. spects the rights of small states. We realize that' even a small country like Denmark must be prepared to make sacrifices for such a system to be realized ,_ willing to hand over some mea sure of its sovereignty. I point this out so members of the great powers who sometimes complain that small powers are neglectful of their duty may know that Denmark realizes its respon sibilitie-s. “'orld League Bat-km! Denmaxk is quite convinced that only within the framework of some international organization can the German menace be couxv toracted offx-ctivoly For son“: time after the war, Germany. we believe, must be internutionallu controlled. with its war-productiun machinerv directed by the Allie-s. so that it ncwr again can bocnmc a threat tn world civilization. Denmark makes no torx'tm'iru claims against Germany. It mnj' be that in thp 1920's we shnnhl have liked to haw seen rectifica tion of our frontier in Sr-hlvswist Holstein. hut by today that dwin hns submded. In its place has (‘0)11.‘ tho (‘1'- tvrminat'nn that us far as pussihit‘. Denmark nu lung‘or shall hnvv 1| Gm'man minnrity. Wt‘ cannot fur got how H‘at. with few uxcvptinns, By a Danish Citizen in London 30,000 of the German minority in Jutland went almost solidly Nazi after Hitler rose to power. We have no desire to see our normal Lpeaceful political development up yset by repttit’on of such a condi ltion. Punishment for Reich The Danes as a nation don't like to hate, not even the Germans, but we agree that Germany's criminal folly should be punished and particularly that its war crim inals must be brought to trial. Germany. as the result of action by the new international security organization, may decide or it may even be forced to change its wholv economy for some time. becoming agricultural. We know this might react unfavorably upon our own economy, but if it is for the future of European security. then the ul timate benefits in guaranteed safe ty for Denmark would make it worth while. We Danes, like most other smnl‘ nations, lmve little faith in most talk heard in Anglo—Saxon circlvs about what is to be done by brvnk ing up Germany or by educatinh the Germans after the war. As democrats. we believe the Gormnna must vdur'zxte themsvlvos and that thv cuntribut'on of nutsiile‘ natimk: lios mainly in preventing" the Gor mans from again hvcuming n mon ac‘v to civilization and by l‘lelllpi" lunling the‘m l0 bm‘nmv useful CU pm'tnvrs in world pmu‘o. Wv t'vnlizv that we must liw‘ w.th tht‘ Gvrmnns. that We must take u greater measure of l‘t'Spnn sibility in preparations fur tutu;- ompirs‘. Simultnnouush. hmn-n-v', wv sm-inlnly add that the grmtos pruhlvm in our eyes is nut vvon whnt pence shall hr imposed upon Gornmny. but whether tho hi; pnwvrs will remain faithful tn (hear ubiigzitinns yours after :u-tun‘ war has pnswal ()tlu-rwiso. thwa muy bv :i ivpititinn nt‘ tho poriwl from 191'?» to 1939.