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THE sunnn i' INNER":
Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest
Voi. 2, No. I
Regime In DenmarkOpposes
Extension Of State Control
COPENHAGEN. —- As a result
of Denmark's elections. the new
government is composed entirely
of members of the Liberal Left
party which won 48 of the Folke
ting’s 148 seats.
' The Social Democrats, who ob
tained 48 seats. are still the larg
est party, but neither they nor
the Communists, who hold 18
seats. were willing to continue in
office. Nor was there much readi
ness on any side to form a coali
tion government.
The Liberal Left party. also
known as Agricultural party, has
the bulk of its voters among the
property owners of the rural
classes. Its leader, Knut Kristen
sen. Denmark‘s new Prime Minis
ter-or State Minister as he is
called here—came out in his open
ing address for reform and devel
opment of social legislation. but
implied that his Cabinet was not
in favor of expanding state con
trols and restrictions.
“During the dark years of the
occupation." Mr. Kristensen said.
“the Danish people gathered their
defenses and worked for re-estab
lishing a free government with
the rights and justice which go
with it. It is now our duty to show
the people that we can as a prac
tical and active instrument pro
mote the welfare of the nation
and the prosperity of the land,"
The Cabinet has declared itself
in favor of the reunion of South
Slesvig with Denmark. provided
that the population of that region
which had belonged to Germany
since 1864, would vote for return
to Denmark in a plebiscite.
Among measures to be enacted
shortly Mr. Kristensen mentioned
setting up of a commission to con
sider changes in the Constitution:
reformation of the tax system and
vigorous support of a large-scale
building program.
Role In “'orld Trade
' The government also announced
that it would pay special atten
tion to reintegrating Danish econ
omy into international trade and
open up satisfactory markets for
Danish products.
In the first six, months after
the liberation. Danish exports
have amounted to 400,000,000
Population Shilt
Noticed In Iceland
A considerable shifting of popu
lation will take place in Iceland
as in other European countries
after the war. Many women who
were married on the Continent are
now returning to their native land
with their children, mostly with
the help of the Icelandic Red Crose.
To this repatriation has been add
ed that of several hundred Ice
landers who return with foreign
wives and children from abroad
after a period of study in Scandin
We have no exact figures about
the opposite stream. but it seems
that about 100 girls have married
Norwegians stationed in Iceland
and are now leaving with about
200 children. About 130 girls have
married Americans stationed there
and most of these are already
settled. It is estimated that al
together 300—400 girls have mar
ried troops stationed in Iceland.
crowns. which- is about half of
the volume for the corresponding
period in 1939.
These exports include 51,458
tons of butter; 24,175 tons of
meat; 6,500 tons of eggs. Butter
has been exported chiefly to Bri
tain (30,834 tons) with the re
mainder delivered to the United
States Army. Norway, France,
Finland. Holland and Switzerland.
It is doubtful whether the pres
ent rate of butter exports can be
maintained during the winter. on
account of lack of winter fodder,
although the butter ration in Den
mark has been decreased one half
pound per month which means
two pounds a person. instead of
the previous 2%; pounds. This may
seem a large ration, but there is
no margarine available and very
little fat for cooking purposes.
Pork and eggs have also been
exported in considerable quanti
ties and agreement has been
reached for the delivery of cattle
to liberated countries. but there
are difficulties with the transport
and with the slaughterhouses in
Denmark. because of the shortage
of labor.
Youth Symphony Orchestra In Concert, Febg8
Officers of Yo'uth Symphony Orchestra: Left to right: Eugene Kidder, president: Mr.
Francis Aranyi. director-conductor; Martha Mueller. assistant s e c r o t a r y: Willard
Brown. secretary; Lael Peters. vice president.
Another treat is in store for 59-;
attle music lovers when the Youth:
Symphony Orchestra of the PHIL!
ic Northwestnunder the directioni
of its distinguished director-con-E
ductor, Francis Aranyi, gives itsl
third concert of the season at the;
Moore Theatre Friday. February:
A versatile and ambitious pro-!
gram will be rendered. including
the popular "Grand Canyon Suite"‘
by Ferde Grote, preceded by the
Prelude to Wagner‘s “Meister-‘
singer." in complete Beethoven
Symphony (the V1111: A Major”
Dr. Emil Friborg
Is 70 Years Old
Dr. Emil Fribnrg, for many
years in charge of the First Swe
dish Baptist Church in Seattle
(Central Baptist Church) and now
Pastor Emeritus of this congrega—
tion. rertntly celebrated his 7011:
'and "Roumanian Folk Dances" by
lBartok. 3
! This talented group of ninety:
iyoung musicians of Junior-Senior:
{High School and University age:
g (average 15 years) is no new-com-f
’er to Seattle audiences. This 'wiil
be their forty-second public ap-l
pearance and their fourth reguiafl
concert season. The Seattle Youth
l Symphony, under Conductor Aran- 1
‘yi. has developed into one. of the
finest groups of its kind in thef
lcountry. Every concert has been'
a surprise—not only to its new pa
ltrons. who are astounded at mei
Scandinavian Missionaries Buy
Their Own Long-Distance Plane
The Nordic Missionary Societies
are at present making great ef-E
forts to reestablish their contacts
with the many Scandinavian mis-{
sionaries in different parts of thel
world who have been working in1
various isolated areas during the!
war. The Societies want to cre-I
ate facilities for these missionar‘
ies to return home, and at the
same time to send out new person
nél to these and other areas. As a
link in this work a joint private
aviation company has been found
ed. the Nordic Mission Air Com
Recently the first plane in this
mis'sionary service started from
Stockholm on a trip to Madagas
car carrying 16 missionaries. Sev
enteen days later the plane re
turned to Stockholm with 10 Nor
wegian missionaries and their 8
children on board. To these chil
dren born and brought up in Af
rica their arrival in Sweden was
‘a sensation, being confronted with'
isnow for the first time in their]
‘lives. The night Stockholm-Mad-l
'agascar both ways was one of thEI
‘longest flying trips ever perform-1
‘led by a Swedish plane. The totali
distance flown was about 14.800;
precision and artistry of interpre
ltation given to some of the most
difficult compositions; but its
’"regulars" are continually thrilled
lby the variety of works of major
[composers that have been master
led and presented in their entirety
by the Youth Symphony.
The development of the Youth
ijmphony to its present “profes
isionnl level" of artistry and tech
‘nique has been due to the inspira
gtlon and leadership. as well as to
lthe musical genius of its Director
‘Conductor, Francis Aranyi. Mr.
I (Continued on Pete 2)
miles. The route went via Am
sterdam . Rome - Athens - Cairo -
Abeba - Nairobi - Dar es Salem to
the destination Antanannarivo in
For this first trip a plane hired
from the Swedish Aerotransport
Company was used. but the Nordic
Mission Air Company has now
bought from the Americans 3
Douglas DC-3 at a price of $60.-
000. This plane will be put into
service in the near future.
The pilot on the first mission
ary flight was a well-known Swe
dish airman, captain Carl Gustaf
von Rosen. who served as an am—
bulance pilot with the Swedish
Red Cross during the Italo-Abys
sinian war.
In the middle of December a
new flight to Madagascar was un
dertaken. and a. trip to India and
China is also planned. According
to the program drawn up by the
Nordic Mission Air Company. 15
flights are to be carried out an
nually. and by this means about
450 Scandinavian missionaries will
be transported to and from their
various fields of work.
A few days after the above
mentioned trip. another of the
Swedish Aerotransport planes flew
Stockholm ~ Naples — Cairo -Addis
Abeba, carrying 24 of the Swedes
recently engaged by the Abyssin
ian Emperor to art as advisers
and leaders in various fields.
Silver Wedding
For Prof. and Mrs.
August Werner
Prof. and Mrs. Werner‘s silver
wedding anniversary will be cele
brated at Norway Hall. 2015 Boren
Ave, Saturday. Feb. '2. All friends
of the popular couple are invited.
A committee with Mr. A Bjerke
seth as chairman and consisting
of members from several Nor
wegian societies are sponsoring
the undertaking.
The program starts at S p. m.
and will be followed by dancing.
Norway Gestapo
Meets Justice
Allied military courts in Nor-
Way are settling old scores with
members of the Gestapo who have
terrorized Norwegians for the
past five years. The German Ges
tapo physician Fritz Seeling has
been sentenced to die before a
firing squad while another Ges
tapo torturer Eric Hoffman is to
be hung for having murdered sev
eral English prisoners near Sta
vanger in 1942. A third. Fritz
Feuerlein. has been sentenced to
life imprisonment.
On Monday, December 17, the
infamous Gestapo Chief Albert
Weiner. charged with the murder
of Norwegian patriots. succeeded
in cheating the hang man. Im
prisoned in 0310‘s Akerahus Fort
ress, Weiner managed to over
power a guard and seize his ma
chine gun. Before help could ar
rive. he had shot his cellmate and
had turned the gun on himself.
The guard was not injured.
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