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Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest
Vol. I. No.4
Sutherland: Champion of
Swedish Song and Music
Very few of our Swvdish people
in America have so lmsolfishiy giv
vn of their time in order to bring;
song and music to everyone 3:41
the director of the Sven Mule
Choir. C. H. Sutherland. whom}
wv in sincere appmciation wish to}
honor in this issue. To work and
givv so that othvrs may have on-3
joymvm to tho fullest mousurfl
( ‘:\ KL ZEEI)
Assist ant llll’q-rtur
seems always to ho his fnn‘most
Suthvrluml was burn or SWvdixh
pan-onts m Minnesota. HIS parents
had vumv from Varmlnnd. Sn his
Director of Sven .‘Inla- ('huir
claim to be a genuine son or that
province can hardly be questioned.
lIntm‘ested in music since he was
‘a. small boy he directed a church
‘chorus while attending high school.
‘and with the years eamo experi
lenee and an ever increasing will
3to devote his life to music. 01‘
icourse. Sutherland has devuted
[part of his time in his work as
la salesman. but to bt‘ amongst
singers and musn‘ians has always
remained his greatest ploasuw.
: Since his enming to Seattle lll
i1918 he has served as musical di
li'ectnr (if The First SWedish Bap
1tist Church «now the Central Bap
‘tist Chun'hl where he was very
‘ably assisted by his wife whn is
{widely known as a singvr with :1
fine, sweet soprano voim
In 1926 he was t-allwl to «lm-rt
tho Sven Malv Choir. :1 position
he still holds. In his vt‘t‘ot'ts to
bring out the host in Swedish song
he has an able and (‘m‘rgvtit‘ :is
sistant in Carl Zeell.
When tho United SWt‘dlSh Sin;-
ors of the Pacific Coast hold thvir
convention in Suattlv m 1936.
Sutherland was tho «lirm'tor in
chief at the grand convert, nm-l-r
to be forgotten.
The Svm Mnlc (‘hoir and tho
directors of thl‘ choir now :lro
looking fotwnrtl to what may
prove to he thv most succosxt‘ul
of all t-onvontions ul‘ lht‘ Pali'lflt‘
Coast Division ol~ Swwlish Singvrs
at Salt Lukv (‘tty with Li «‘ont‘vt't
m tho wmlil t'unmlie 'l‘ulh'rnzu-lo at
that city.
Swedish Hurdler ;
{Sets New Record ‘
DAVISVVILLE, R. 1.. April 7
Haakon Lidman, Swedish high
hurdler, smashed a 13—year-old P9"
cord by running the 110-metorl
high hurdles in 14.4 seconds at!
the Camp Endicott invitation“
track meet tonight. }
Lidman. Gunder Haegg's loss
publicized teammate, nosed nut Ed
Bugger of Dayton, Ohio, to bet
ter by 21 full second the indoor
n‘cord of Sn] Furth of Brooklyn.
N, Y. John Morris of the New
York A. P. finished third.
All four in the x‘aCe broke thr‘
previous world record of 15.8.with
the young Providenov schoolboy
('lm-ked in 15.3.
On April 27 Lidman won thv
120 yard high hurdles racv at the
Penn Relay Carnival in 14.4 sec
Mrs. Ellen Knutsen
Celebrates Birthday
With 100 Relatives
Mrs. Ellen lx'nutson recently was
the honor guest of the American
Central Lutheran Church in Bel
lingham in honor of her 90th
birthday. For more than 40 years
she has bm n a member of this
Norwegian congregation. having
come from her former hnmv in
Kansas in 1902.
Much of her life was that of a
pioneer in Kansas, Canada, and in
Bellingham. She knows much of
the privations that come to those
who settle in new communities.
She has been blessed with many
dvscendants. She had 11 children.
nine of whom still live: 53 grand
children. -15 of whom are living;
69 great grandchildren, and four
great great grandchildren.
Her life has been centered in
the Church, Because of that. most
of her offspring are loyal members
of the ehurch. American Central
in Bellingham has 61 of her direct
descendants among its members.
This is 11 per cent of the member
ship of the congregation. Most
of the renminder of he descend
nnts are members in congrega
tinns In Alaska. Seattle. Tacoma.
Oakland. and other communities.
One hundred of her relatives
were present at the reception
l'n'nith‘nl .ul lhc- l'hulr
Roses are Green and Roses
Are Blue—«Ask Ed Olson
Manette is noted for its beauti
ful gardens. but there is no plot
of soil on the entire peninsula
which is given more diligent care
than that owned by Ed Olson. the
premier rose gardener (if Shore
Mr. Olson's interest in plants
dates back to his boyhood in Swe
den. where a schoolmaster inter
ested him in the study of botany
by sending him to the post office
and the express station to pick up
horticultural specimens imported
from all over the European eon
tinent for planting in the exten
sive student gardens, given to the
school by adjoining farmers.
It was 48 years ago that Mr,
Olson established his home on
Shore Drive . . . many. many
years before the area was known
by any such name. When he pur
chased six lots there—240 feet of
waterfront there were few in the
community but some hardy pio
neers who saw the possibilities of
the beautiful wooded peninsula
which jutted out in Puget Sound
across from the infant town of
Bremerton on which \K'illiam
Bremer and the early day pio
neers were settling.
Icelander Studies
U. S. Sea Rescue
Lars Eggoi‘tsson. 23 war U‘di
oiiginecr from Ii‘oland. arrived in;
Seattle rvcently to study Coast:
Guard air~soa rescuv methods 81111
collvvt blueprints of modern res-‘3
cue i‘quipmont which he will tukui
back for use by his country.
“High suis and fog. couplvd
with snowstm‘ms iii thv Winter.‘
make Icvlaiid's coasts c‘xtrvmoly‘
hazardous to shipping.“ Eg‘gorts‘;
suii said. ixplaining that h-‘ In"
making .1, twa-ymr study uf life
saving lili‘lhiidS and vquipmvni
for Vuluntm'r Life Svrucv of his
Thv impact iii‘ (hv war has in
i'rvzisod living costs to fniir tliiir~
their prvwnr li‘u‘l in Ii‘olatid, H:
gi-i‘tssmi ri-poi'tod. adding'
"Enipiuynii‘iit is piviiiii'u‘i ihrr.
and prices :iri- high Irvlziiid i14i\
i‘xpiirh‘il 3001”!) ‘HIH Hi iish in
England .m'h yvur >ii‘ii‘i‘ iii- “J"-
”no (If Ed Olson's Ship Mudvk
Down through the years Mr,
Olson's hobby has been rose cul
iture, and it is safe to say that he
ihas developed it to a fine art.
i Reflecting a practical artisan
iwho worked 24 years in Puget
Sound Navy Yard as a machinist
before retiring some years ago.
Mr. Olson‘s gardens have the ap
pearance of utility and efficiency
rather than showy beauty such as
the flower arranger might deVelop.
i His beds are shallow concrete
iwells filled with earthfiabout 20
ifeet long and {our feet wide. The
3bushes are in orderly arrange
iinent. and each is marked With a
lnietal tag on which is stenciled :i
: number and the year the plant was
lbred. Mr. Olson doesn't name his
iroses, he numbers them; and each
number is duly recorded in his
book of records.
i “There are only twi) types of
roses here that you can buy enm
imereially.“ Mr. Olson tells you.
gwiping a drop of water from his
:Chin whiskers. il kind of :i flowmg
‘Viin l)_\'ke beard. "The rest of
them I developed myself and
watched them growf'
1 The joy Mr. Olson takes in
watching his roses grow was evi
dent in his next statement: “Come
in." he said. lifting the latch 01‘.
u wnio swinging gate. "and I‘ll
Introduce you to my baby roses"
In tho L‘nmt‘!‘ of the yard near
rst the bayshore is a hothouse box
,Ht-ro he grows r0508 from sue-d
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