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Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest
Vol. I, No. 9
Sven'Olof Sandberg to
Give Concert in Seattle
Sven-Olof Sandberg, Sweden's
great baritone. will appear at Met
ropolitan Theater. Seattle. Tues
day evening, Dec. 4, 1945. This
concert is sponsored ‘by Svea Male
Choir of Seattle who will also
appear on the program in a num
ber of songs. '
Sandberg—SOS. as he is known
throughout Scandinavia ,_ is now
on his first visit to this country.
For the past five years leading
baritone of the Stockholm Royal
Opera. and a beloved figure on
the concert stage as well, his pop
ularity is not confined to Scan
dinavia alone. Frequent broadcasts
over the radio and his widely dis
tributed recordings - of which
he has made over 1,000 —» have
given him international fame.
Shortly after his arrival in this
country he sang to sold-out au—
(litoriums in Detroit, Chicago. 31111
Rockford. An extensive tour for
the season 1915-46 has been plan
ned for him.
His p )pularity is understandable.
Illessmi with that rare trinity of
gifts voice, heal. and heart ,
he has won his plaee within that
ehurn-etl eirele (If the great in«
terpreters of song; while his genial
Dr. Ralph Maison
Dies In Portland
PORTLAND. Ore.. Oct. 26.
Dr. Ralph C. Matson. internation
nllv known physician and surgeon.
divd today after an extended ill
ness. He was 65 years old.
Dr. Matson was (‘hiof modlcal
director of the Portland ()p9n~Alr
Snnltorlum and had written ex
tensively in English, German and
French on tuberculosls and other
lung diseases.
Sven-Olof Sandberg
presence creates that indispensable
contact with an audience that com
pletes the conquest.
I Chicago Aoclalms Sandberg
i “Sven-Olof Sandberg has the
priceless gift of giving an au
idience pleasure . . . The most in
lteresting singer to cross the At-
Ilantic since Martial Singher. His
voice has the human quality to
project the meaning of what he
sings. At times his voice is sheath
ed in a luminous softness. The
[peak of the afternoon lay in three
fSchubert songs. in the exuberance
of gleaming Strauss and the ra
‘diance of four songs."
-—Da.ll_v Tribune. Jan. 22, 1945
"His voice is of beautiful qual
ity, The texts of the songs, too.
were sung with the clarity of
enunciation that was at once a
lemon and a reproach to many
of our native artists. Strauss“ Ser
enade was given with passion anti
a certain rapturous exultation that
made the Work more than ordin
urily stirring." —Sun
“So persistent were the encores
that u lot of his listeners :uisse.)
th'ir suburban tmins. Sundberg
seemed to take (‘hicngo with the
case a poet of approximately the
same name took it a quarter of
a century ago. He has an easy
pleasing. modest manner. His bari
tone is light and flexible. with a
lyric charm." —l)all_\' News
Tickets for Sandberg's concert in
Seattle will be sold at $1.00. $1.50
and $2.00. ‘
And - while the subject is
music do not forget the 40th
annual Full (‘oncert of the Sven
Male Choir. (T H. Sutherland, di~
rector. which will be given Friday.
Nov. 23. 8:15 p, nu. ill the (‘en
trai Baptist Church. 9th Ave and
Pine St. Seattle. Soloist is Nat.
Dybdnhl \Viik. well known North-3
west soprano. and the incidental‘
solos will be sung by Thorsten‘
Discoverer 0f :
Penicillin Gels ‘
Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM. Oct. 25W~Sir Al
exander Fleming of London Uni
versitv, discoverer of penicillin.
together with two of his cowork
ers in penicill'n research were
awarded the 1945 Noble prize for
iphysiology and medicine. it was
officially announced tonight.
Jointly receiving the award with
Six Alexander were Dr. Ernest
Boris Chain and Sir Howard Wal—
ter Foley, both of Oxford.
Dr. Chain, :1 German political
refugee who went to England in
1933. is professor of chemical
pathology at the William Dunn
{School of Pathology. Oxford.
Great Britain And
Finland Resume
Trade Relations
An agreement between Great
Britain and Finland, whereby the
British authorities are waiving
“trading with the enemy" regu
lations to enable private trading
and financial transactions to take
place between the two countries.
is announced in a White Paper
recently published in Lodon.
‘ Finland thus becomes the first
former enemy country with which
BrLtain has resumed commercial
relations. Sums owed Finnish
firms and individuals as a result
of private transactions need no
longer be paid u the go'xernmeru
office handling eremy property.
but instead may be placed to the
creditor's account in any British
bank, payment then being made
through the Bank of Finland. l'.‘.5
per cent of payments due Us
British government agencies to
the Finnish government is to be
paid into a special account at
the Bank of England for meeting
British claims. Finnish property
in Britain is to be returned to
the owners as soon as possible
after the signing of the peace
treaty. .
Seattle Pioneer
Dies At Age 86
Lars (L'iuisl Jorgeusen. 86. wh \
came to Seattle in 1885‘ Mel in a
local hospital recently after an ill
ness of about six months
Born in Denmark. Mr. Jorgensen
came to the Unitei States in 188:;
From the time of his arrival in
Seattle 57 years ago until his re
tirement six years ago, he was in
the cement contruetinp.v business l'l
and near the city. His home hert
was at 917 Slst Ave St
He was a member an 1 past pres~
ident of Seattle Lodge No. 29 o:
the Danish Brotherhood uml be
longed to the Washington Pioneers
Association and St. John's Danish
Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a daughter, El—
sie C. Jorgensen of Seattle. and a
brother. Jens P. Jorgensen of
Axel Wide Appointed
Vice Consul in Oregon
Appointment of Axel N. Wide.
8060 S. W. Valley View Court.
Portland. Ore” as permanent
Swedish Vice Consul for Oregon
was announce‘l recently by the
Axel N. Wide
Consulate General of Sweden in
San Francisco.
Mr. Wide was born on Nov. 20.
1902, in Jo‘nln'iping. Sweden. and
received his schooling in Sweden
and Germany, where he studied
at the University of Hamburg. He
came to the United States in 1923‘
and lived in Chicago, where he
was employed by the Norwegian
America Line in their passenger
department and later in the pur- ‘
chasing department of the Inter- ‘
national Harvester Co.
In 1930 and 1931 he visited ‘
Sweden and traveled in other Eur~
opean countries. and came direct- t
Swedish Shipyards Are Keeping Busy
The shipyards of Sweden have orders for several years
ahead, not only from Swedish but from Norwegian and
other foreign shipping lines. The picture shows one of
the yards in Gothenburg. Sweden.
ly to Portland, Ore., in the early
summer of 1931. where he ha.»
since remained.
Mr. Wide worked as editor on:
manager in the Portland Office of
Svenska Posten until March 1937
at which time he resignei from
the paper to become personnel
manager and purchasing agent for
Superbilt Mfg. Co.
At the present time Mr. Wide
is purchasmg agent frr the A.
G. Rushlight (‘0. and W. A. Rush
light Co., plumbing and heating
contractors and engineers, with
offices at 407 S. E. Morrison St..
Portland. Until further notice
temporary offices of the Vice Con
sulate will be in the Rushlight
“ Mr. “'ide is married and haa
lone son. Ralph.
Make Iceland 49th
State, Urges Solon
Representative Gearhart, Re~
publican. California. proposed re
cently that Iceland be invited to
become the 49th state in the Am
erican union.
The Californian urged also in
resolutions that negotiations be
opened with Denmark. Great Brit
ain. France and other countries
3for the purchase of all islands off
5the Atlantic Coast and in the
.Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea
;that are essential to the defense
‘of America. the Panama Canal
Zone and the Philippines.
The resolutions contemplated the
acquisition without cost of islands
in the Pacific which were owned
by the Japanese.
10c a Copy

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