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Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest
Vol. I, No. 6.
What Norway Has
Paid In lives
Of a total population of not}
quite 3,000,000, over 10,000 Nor-i
wegians have lost their lives dur-l
ing the six years of war in Eu
rope. The largest contingent is
made up of seamen, of whom 377i
were killed in action between the!
outbreak of the war and the 9thi
of April. 1940. Since that time,
over 3200 Norwegian seamen havei
lost their lives in line of duty. In;
other words, over 13'; of Nor-i
way's merchant mariners will
never return to their homeland. l
During the Norwegian cam
paign in 1940. the armed forces
of Norway suffered 10.95% of ap
proximately 1,400 men, in addi-l
tion to which there was an im-‘
portant number of civilian casual-f
ties. Of the Norwegian fighting
forces outside of Norway. heaviest
loss-es have been suffered by the
navy. The Norwegian Navy.
whirh today has a fighting
strength of 7,500 men. has suf
fered 600 casualties. Of the Nor-L
Wegian flyers who joined the air!
foree during the first year follow—1
ing the invasion, very few remain; '
it is estimated that over 300 flyers
have lost their lives.
Home Front Lossos Heavy {
Due to the peaceful liberation
of Norway, the army was spared
any heavy engagements. Losses
were suffvred. however, in the de—
fense of Spitzbvrg‘en, and during
the liberation of \\'al(‘horen in
Holland Norwegian paratroopors
have possibly suffered the heaviest
group loss of any branch of the!
army. 1
()n thv Homo Front. the Gor
mans have officially passed 324
«loath sontmwvs. followed 1);: exe-
L-utinn. Al least an equal number
have lust their lives in unrvcnrdod
Gorman murdvrs.
Ilaugen Takes Over
Airway Command
At Sand Point
Comdr. Kenneth B. Haugen suc
ceeded Comdr. Henry C. Hollen
beck as commanding officer of
Naval Air Transport Squadron
Vii-5 in an impressivo change-of
command eeremony at Sand Point
Naval Air Station June 13.
Commander Hollenbeck, who has
figured vitally in the establish
ment of air routes from Seattle to
Alaska and the Aleutians. has
been assigned to similar duty in
Commander Haugen, a former
NorthWest Airlines pilot. also is
a pioneer of Navy flights in the
Alaska-Aleutian area. He took the
squadron‘s first flight from Adak
to Amchitka on May 11. 1943. the
day the Attu invasion commenced.
His assignment here follows duty
in Oakland as commanding,r offieer
of Squadron VII—4.
John Herman “Swodv” Carlson.
who left Fairbanks about 2: your
ago for mvdivul tn-utmvnt. (lied in
his mid hometown in (‘hvtvk \\'is,.
at thv ago (If 44 years.
He was employed while in Ains
kn at the vxpvrimonlul farm at
the University m‘ Alaska and also
Wurkt'd fur tht‘ Alaska linml (‘nm
missinn. His huhhy was phat”):-
rnphy and hv had :1 finv cnllvrliun
of films.
The Last Home of the Windjammer ’
If all the big sailers in the world]
in 1921 could be anchored com-I
fortably in one fair-sized harboul
they were nevortheloss selling at}
two-n-penny, since thm‘e was very‘
little work for them out of sound-‘
ing‘s. save in the trades of carry-‘
ing grain from Australia and ni-l
Andrew I. Hang, President, “Leif Erikson”, S. of N.
It is no easy job to be President
of :1 Sons Of Norway Lodge with
close to one thousand members“
Aside from the "honors" connected:
with it. the President usually has1
to participate in the work of one}
hundred and one committees andl
take most of the blame if any—t
thing gm‘s wrung; he ought to?
know ex'ery member by their first?
name an.l understand many or"
their personal pmblems; he shouhl‘
have the wisdom of uld man Solo-l
man and the- patience of the mu“
that was crucified. ‘
Andrew J. Hung may not be as
perfect as ho wishes to be, but
hv's quite mtisfm'tory to the mem
hors of Leif El'iksnn Ludgr N0. 1
mt Scuttle, tho sccond biggest Sons
of Nnrwzw Lndgv in the world.
Mr. Hung was born July 1.
13319. in Nordt‘jnrd_ Norwzuz H's
lvft home in 1907 and spent two
lung years 011 Minnvsntu's prairim'
hvforo (‘vming to Sozlttlv in 191‘?)
in tinw tn pnrtivipzltv in tln- prvp
:Imtiuns of tlw \\'nrld‘s len' 1101.1
hvrv that yvm‘, After that he (‘UH
tinuml \vurking as a carpenter
lumhvr jack and for :1 timv lonk
(‘UHtl‘ZH‘t work
Jtratcs from Chile. The ordinary:
Isteam tramp was having a bad;
renough time. thanks to the inva
ision of her territory by the swift‘
‘cargo liner. How much hope then
‘tor sail, with even the nitrate
‘tradc disappearing after the cut
lting of the Panama Canal? There
.\NI)RI".\\' J. ll.\l'(‘v
Ho pntvred as a student in thv
(‘ummon'inl cnursv at thp Pacifim
Lutheran Avadvmy in (he fall n'
19” and graduated thn- fulluwim:
spring; urmiuutvd from ”h‘ (‘0!—
'[was. and is. left the Australian
. grain trade . . .
‘ Such, in rough. is the set of cir
, cumstances that has led to the
_ unique collection under one flag of
-y\'irtually all the sailing—ships of
Vsize still afloatwthe multi-masted
*3 (Continued on Page 15»
lege Preparatory course at the
same school in 1917. In the fall et
01‘ that same year he entered the
College of Engineering at the Uni
versity of Washington. He enlist
ed in the U S. Engineers in March
[of 1918 and served until the end of
lthe war. He graduated with the
degree of B.S.E.E. from the Uni
lversity of “'asliingzton in 1921. As
la student in the College of Engi
ineering he was elected to the
{ “'I‘nu Beta Pi." honorary engineer
ting societv.
‘ During the following eighteen
months he was engaged at the
‘I'nirersitx‘ as part-time instructor
l in Engine'ring and also :is n grail
‘unte student He received the d-N
gree of M.S.l“..E. in 1923.
} “'hile still attending the I'nivrrA
‘sity he started work for the (‘itv
tor Seattle. in the Lighting De
pnrtment. Sim‘t‘ that time he hzis‘
been promoted through various pm
sitions to the present one of Senior
‘Power Dispatcher
In 1924 he was married t1»
‘Glndys Manson. of Seattle They
have three ehildren of whom the
oldest son. lrvim: llnug. is 'it
present in the l'nltevl States Nmy
Lutherans In The
West Rank High
Figures recently released I)"
Augustana Book Concern. publica
tion house of the Lutheran Au
gustana Synod, indicate that the
California and Columbia confer
ences, operating in the state of
California, Oregon, Washington.
Montana, Idaho, Utah and British
Columbia, rank high in the annual
statistical reports of the synod.
According to Dr. V. 11 Vestling‘.
of Marinette, \Vis.. statistician of
the synod. the communcant mem
bership in the synod was increased
from 282,018 in 1943 to 291.932 in
1944, an annual gain of 9.914 13.51
per centu.
This is by far the largest gain
in the 86 years' history of the sy
nod, and the best percentage of
gain since 1906.
The California Conference re
ported 7.695 communicant mem
bers. a gain of 447 (6.16 per cent)
and the Columbia Conference for
1944 was 10,762, a gain of 5‘11
15.08 per centl.
California Conference rankel
first. and Columbia second, in per
centage of gain among the 13 con—
ferences from coast to coast.
The two western conferences
also led in per capita giflng.
Membership in the Augustana
Synod churches in the West are
distributed as follows:
California i. . .V .. .. .. 7.695
\Vashington . V 6.109
Oregon .. ,. . 2.439
Montana H H V .. 9"?
Idaho . 722
Utah . , 311
British Columbia . , . 15-!
Total 18.457
There are 87 congregations in
the California and Columbia Con
ferences with 33 in California.
26 in Washington. 1:2 in Oregon.
six each in Montana and Idaho.
and two each in rum and Bl‘lUSh
Anton Anderson
Gen’l. Roadmaster
For Alaska R. R.
FAIRBANKS—Anton Anderson.
new general roadmaster for the
Alaska railroad. visited here with
George Colwell. chief engineer for
the railroad.
A pioneer in service with the
railroad. Mr. Anderson resigned
to do engineer work Outside and
in Alaska. as well as mining in
the “'illow Creek district.
After Pearl Harbor he joined
the I'nited States Engineers and
surveyed for the Portage Glacier
and the Whittier tunnel which he
later "holed through."
Mrs. Anderson and their daugh
ters zin‘ at present in Mt Vernon.
\\'ash.. but are expected back at
their home in Anchorage this fall
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lumi‘n loft
Seattle by plmw in the morning
and ate dinner in Numv the samo
vvvning. Mrs Limivn “'1" remain
for around six \kas but Mr
me'n will not “”110 nutsidv until
late this fall.
Nome will he a busy plaoe this
summer with small. indepvndvnt
mining groups npvratmg {luringr
the closure of the bigger mining
operations in the Territory.
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