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I! Nw from Sweden I
‘ Issued by the American Swedish News Exchange, I
I New York, N. Y.
New Government Does Not Plan
Complete Socialization: Hansson
STOCKHOLM, September 10 (By Wireless)——“The Swed-§
ish government has no plans for complete socialization,”
Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson declared at a press con-1
ference in Oslo, Norway, recently. “The main principle of
our postwar program is quite simply that the means of pro
duction must be used as effectively as possible. Wherever '
private enterprise proves to be superior, it will have our sup
port; but if it fails in any field, we shall have to find other‘j
forms of production or distribu-fi-“M—“wak ‘
‘ J~~u~u v: ulntlluu
‘ tion. Taxes will be reduced, if pos
, sible, but only for the lOWer in
come groups.” The Prime Min
ister indicated that the govern-‘
ment did not intend to prohibit
the small, and to all intents]
and purposes unimportant, Nazil
groups in Sweden. “To take such'
a serious step would show them al
together too much honor," he said.
Concluding, Mr. Hansson empha
sized the importance of resuming
and extending the old contacts be
tween the Scandinavian countries.
“It is not a. question of a North
ern block." he declared. "Together
we must make our contribution to
world cooperation."
Industrial Efficiency
I mpresses Visiting
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 4.. (By
wireless). —— "What particularly
strikes me is‘the excellence of the;
human material you have here in,
Sweden," Robert Gaylord, presi
dent. of the National Association
of Manufacturers. is reported as
saying while visiting Kramfors.
Non-land province.
“I am impressed by your engi
neers, foremen and workers, as for
instance here in Adalen," he said.
“They are evidently greatly inter
ested in their jobs, and I might
add that I have been amazed at
the number of Swedish workers;
who know English and even
the technical terms for operations.
The cieanness and efficiency also
impreSs us Americans immediate
ly." Mr. Gaylord further re
marked on the high degree of
mechanization at the Kramfora
Wallboard factory, which he had
ust visited.
t It i I
Conference to Discuss
Common Scandinavian
Labor Market
S'I‘OCKHOLM, Sept. 10 (By
wirelm).~'l‘he Danish Minister
umno MAW
of Social Affairs, Hans Hedtoft-
Hansen, has invited the Ministers
of Social Affairs of Finland, Ice
land. Norway. and Sweden to a
conference in Copenhagen Septem-'
ber 10-12. The first and most im
1portant subject on the agenda is
the setting up of a common labor
market for the whole of Scandina-l
via. This would mean. if it can be
accomplished. that a citizen of any ‘
one Scandinavian country would ‘
‘be able to seek employment and ‘
enjoy all privileges such as social '
insurance, etc.. in any other. I
Swedish Press Unanimous
In Calling Quisling
Sentence Just
STOCKHOLM. Sept. 10. By
wireless).—~"Justice has been car
ried out. not an act of vengeance."
is, in the words of Stockholms-
Tidningen. the general verdict of
the Swedish press on the outcome
0f the Quisling trial. Some papers
do indeed express the hope
that the death penalty may soon
be again abolished in Norway. but
all agree that "the trial was con
ducted in a spirit of truth-seek
ing impartiality. 'worthy of an an
cient nation of culture and law."
“‘Norway's shield has remained
clean during the long. hard years
of bitter fighting. The treason of
Quisling‘ and his gang has not
stained it."
Medical Relief “for" Poland
Planned by Swedish
Red Cross
} STOCKHOLM, Aug. 29 (By air
imail).*Relief for Poland on a
considerable scale is now being
planned under the aegis of the
Swedish Committee for Interna
tional Relief (SIH). Axel Gjores.
Minister of Civilian Supply, said
in an interview with the Social
Democratic Morgan-TIdIiJnge-n to
day that on the basis of prelim
inary investigations no food dis-
tributi‘on was envisaged, but that
[Red Cross stations and hospitals,
‘would be set up. Two Swedish,
I Red Cross delegates, Dr. mr Nora-l
lwall and Miss Greta Rosen, are
[now in Poland to determine the!
“immediate course of action, such;
Ias whether to send mobile hospitall l
I units or complete staff and equip- .‘ l
lment for stationary hospitals. ll
.. ”flywnw. ‘
I Count Folke Bernadottc, now;
(practically recovered from his re-l
’ccnt illness, will be in charge of}
lRed Cross activities. Presumably;
Swedish Red Cross personnel, ex-f
(perienced by work among Alliedi
war prisoners in Germany, will be‘
especially useful in Poland, where!
[health conditions at present are!
reliably reported to be extreme
ly bad in songe parts. Dr. Nord-l
wall has prevxously been engaged
in relief work among refugees in
Sweden and, after the liberation
of Norway. among Russian prison-l
s‘rs of war there. I
Over Slx Million Rronor’s Worth;
of Supplies To Be Sent I
Mr. Gjores further revealed that
(medicines and medicaments to the
value of some six million kronor
($1,500,000) would be ordered
from pharmaceutical factories in!
Sweden. In addition equipment for ‘
children's clinics, dental and opti-).
cal clinics. and complete surgical
clinics will be sent from Sweden“
to Poland. l
Footwémr'mfor Norway and Cloth-Il
ing for Czechoslovakian 1
Children f
Swedish factories are to sup-f
ply Norway with 400,000 pairs of}
men's and women‘s shoes, and!
tanned leather sufficient for 200.-
000 pairs of shoes in addition, ac-!
cording to. an agreement recently
made- between the Swedish and
Norwegian authorities. Delivery is
to be completed by November 1
this year; about one-quarter of the
finished shoes will be of army
model, the rest standard types.
Some 40 factories will be work
ing on the order.
Twelve freight cars of clothing“
foodstuffs, and medical supplies
for Czechoslovakian children are!
leaving Stockholm September 3,
with Birger Ekeroth, secretary of
the Swedish Scout Association and
of the Scouts’ Relief Committee,
in charge. I
Further Light on
Wallenbarg's Efforts In
Behalf of Hungarian Jews
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 4 (By
wireless).—Raoul Wallenberg, who
as a member of the Swedish lega
tion in Budapest succeeded last
year in saving a large number of
Hungarian Jews from deportation
and death (see Release No, 213
and The New York Times. April
26) and has himself been missing
since January. had at one time
during 1944 made all arrange
ments for the transfer of 270 Jews
to Sweden. according to a state
ment by Valdemar Langlet, Swed-i
ish lecturer at the University of!
Budapest. in Degens Nyheter. The?
plan was upset at the last min-j
ute by the Germans, who suddenlyl
demanded instead that the Swedes!
help them persuade the Hungari-f’
ans to send 300.000 Jews as slave?
laborers to Germany 7a request;
which was naturally not acceded}
to. 4
Droflningholm Reaches
Sweden on First Passenger
Carrying Trip
STDCKHOLM. Sept. 6 (Byl
wirelessl. w The sns Drotlning-l
h0lm._ Swedish American Line. ar-i
rived at Gothenburg September 5;
at 6:30 a. m. after her first. and[
for the time being only. passenger-l
éarry‘ing trip to Sweden since thel‘
war. Delpite the early hour a:
crowd of several hundreds had;
gathered on the quay. The Swed-;
ish radio had two special broad—
casts from Gothenburg. and whole-l
page interviews appeared in the.
. newspapers. Swedish journalists;
had already boarded the vessel at,
Kristiansand. where 160 Nurwe-i
glans were landed. The Drottning-g‘
holm is leaving again September 8 i
for Liverpool to continue her char
ter to the British Ministry 0! ]
hanapon. ?
{Swedish American Line
[Still In International
j STOCKHOLM. Aug. 30 (By air-i
i mail).~All the ships of the SWed-i
jish American Line are at present?
tin international service. The lar—li
{gest liner. the M,S Gripsholmfl
]]8,000 gross tons. has been char-f
itered to the United States since
£1942. making fourteen exchange!
"trips, in the course of which some}
i 15,000 prisoners of war, diplomats,
!interned Civilians, etc.. have been]
repatriated. When the S/S Drott-‘
ningholm left Gothenburg in July;
to commence her three months‘
'charter to the British. she took
home 800 French refugees who
had been sheltered in Sweden. The
Line's third ship, the little Kastel
holm, used in Baltic traffic, has
‘been sailing between Luebeck and
Stockholm bringing v i c t i ms of
German concentration c a m p s to
Sweden for recuperation.
The M/S Kungsholm, former“l
flagship of the Line, which was)
sold to the U. S_ Government in‘
(January. 1942. and has since been!
'serving as a troop transport un
der ‘the name John Ericsson, has'
recently been bringing American’
soldiers home from Europe. Bur-fl
’ I
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