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Scandinavia ls Already Busy Preparing For U. S. Tourists By Julius Moritzen in The Christian Science Monitor It may be too early to apply for a passport for a pleasure trip across the Atlantic. However. the Scandinavian countries are now preparing for the reception of American visitors who will find Denmark. Norway and Sweden better able perhaps. than most parts of Europe. to care for trav elers in any considerable number. German occupation of Norway and Denmark wrought havoc with both the lands and the people, but; Scandinavian resilience, with the; expulsion of the Nazis asserted it-‘ self. so that the scars left by the; intruders are scarcely visible. As} for neighboring Sweden. her new“ tral position during the war enw abled her not only to plan for thel future, but to lend a hand to herl fellow Scandinavians across the! Sound and the Skagerak in their1 darkest hours. : From the visitor‘s point of view.! the geographical positions of Den-3 mark. Norway and Sweden con-= stitute a trinity that lends itself most excellently to observing much I in the shortest possible time. With; air transportation increasing con-. stantly in speed and efficiencyﬁ‘ and the early resumption of travel} by sea. there is every reason to} believe that Scandinavia will focus‘ the attention of Americans who will find the Danes, the Norwe gians and the Swedes ready to welcome visitors in an environ ment as democratic and cultural as their own United States. It is this kinship which makes a trip to Scandinavia a. never-to-be-forgot ten experience. In addition to the well-known northern hospitality. English-speaking people are found everywhere in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Starting in Sweden Assuming. then. that you make Sweden your starting point in Scandinavia, it is logical that Stockholm. the capital, shall claim your attention. This “Venice of the North," as it has been justly called because of its surrounding waters. is conspicious for its architecture that has reached a very high de gree of national originality. An outstanding example of this is the Stockholm Town Hall, with which the name of Ragnar Oestberg, its architect, is inextricably associ ated. Mirrored in the open waters of Lake Maelaren. a masterpiece in design and purpose. the Town Hall contours melt into the frame of the landscape and the perspec tive of the city. The architect’s creative imagination found still freer play in the interior. where: the Blue Hall. the Golden Ban-3 quoting Hall. the Prince‘s Gallery} afford fascinating examples 0:; modern interior decoration. A “must“ while in Stockholm is; a visit to the Nordic Museum. which aims at giving a picture of Sweden‘s culture from medie-. \‘al times. and in connection with the museum is “Skansen.” where; a number of authentic buildings and objects have been collected from various provinies represent. ing the daily life of various strata‘ of the population. l The National Museum owes its} origin to the collections acquired: by Gustavus lIl. Among its great paintings is Rembrandt's “‘Clau dius Civilis." The State Historical Museum is another great estab lishment that should be included in the program of the visitor. Modern hotels, many places at amusement, restaurants and what-l ever else makes for a great cap-1 ital, an- at the disposal of the visitor who, if time is short. may; now want to deive further into what inrludos Scandinavia. By Canal to Denmark ‘ For that purpose you can do; no better than leave Stockholm by, way of the famous Goeta Canal. which intersects Sweden from the. Baltic to the North Sea. The Goeta' Canal links up a series of lakes: and rivers. and on the arrival at Gothenbu’rg you can prepare to; cross over to Copenhagen, the cap-t ital of Denmark. ~ If the sobriquet, “Venice of the North," belongs rightfully to the Swedish capital, that of "Paris oh the North" has been bestowed on Copenhagen for certain qualities not dissimlar to those character izing the capital of France. The Danish temperament is reflected in many things called Parisan. Even during the five cruel years of Nazi occupation the people of Copen hagen maintained their equanim ity and good humor and offered a resistance to Nazi aggression that drove the German invaders to despair. A hundred and one things may claim the interest of the visitor in Copenhagen. The Danes are a pleasure-loving people. and while this does not interfere with daily duties in home or shop, or what ever may be the occupation of the individual, time off for recreation is an almost religious observance. Centered in the Royal Theater, dramatic entertainment is an es sential that the visitor will do well to enjoy. As an agricultural coun try Denmark has much to show‘ in the way of co-operation. and a visit to a Danish dairy reveals just why such a Danish product as butter is so famous. Then there is the famous Danish bacon that you enjoyed as part of your break fast. Leaving Copenhagen by rail. at the city of Nyborg you will take the ferry for the island of Funen, and on the arrival at Odense. your chief objectiVe should be the Hans Christian Andersen Museum where has been brought together many things bearing on the life of the famous writer of fairy-tales. Few success stories equal that of the lad who from poverty and obscur— ity rose to be acclaimed among the greatest writers of his era. Next to Norway West of Odense is the town of Middiefart, where you take the ferry across the Little Belt to Fredericia, and boarding the train for Aaarhus, the capital of Jut land, and leaving a more extended inspection of the peninsula to some other time. you may either take a plane for Norway, or board one of the regular steamers for one 61' the Norwegian ports. Long before the coastline of Norway comes into View it is the towering mountains that tell the story of a country where scenic beauty may be said to constitute a big asset. While industry has at tained a high place in Norwayi and the utilization of water power} has been carried to a point where‘ electricity and heat have been] carried to the farthest part of the country. it is the natural beautyi of the land with its interchangingl highlands and valleys that dawn‘ upon the Visitors as a picture to remember long after it leaves the sight. ' As the city that for five long years defied the Nazis, and sufo fei'ed uncomplainingly until de liverance finally came, Oslo could tell the world a story of heroic resistance unequalled anywhere in Europe. However, the people of Oslo as well as those elsewhere in Norway are not likely to speak of this to visitors. Their hospital ity will turn on making a stay among them pleasant and profit able. and one will be bound to come away from there imbued with the thought that Scandina vians as a whole know how to make the best of situations as they arise, and that, in their ideology. it is rugged individuality that dominates their actions. NEWS IN BRIEF: More American soldiers and of ficers have been invited by the Swedish Traffic Association to spend their leave in Sweden. The dearth of hotel accummodntion makes it necessary for the time being to restrict the number to about 100 a week. however. Swedish National Sanatorium Is A Great Monument It can truthfully be said about Dr. Charles A. Bundsen, the found er, and the Medical Director of The Swedish National Sanatorium in Denver, that he made time live, and he made time liVe not only for his own personal good but for the common good of man kind‘ Dr. Bundsen. who was born in Bohuslﬁn, came up the hard way; and as a young man he worked his way from Sweden to this country aboard a sailing vessel. That was fifty-four years ago when life at sea on a sailing ves sel was tough. After working a few years as a laborer in the Rocky Mountain region he took his little savings and enrolled in the Colorado State .University as a medical student. When the Spanish-American war broke out he enlisted in the Army Medical Corps and served in the Philip pines. When the war was over he settled in Denver and began to practice medicine. He soon found that many of our Swedish people suffered from T.B.. particularly the younger people of the working class; and know ing that that condition existed not only in Denver but all over the nation he thus conceived the idea of The Swedish National Sana torium. That was already in 1904, or before we had our public health program, and when most of the people suffering from the White Plague were confined to bed in their homes, and thus became a menace to the rest of the family, particularly in the crowded homes of the poorer people. Dr. Bund sen realized the need of .3. Sana torium where even those without funds could come from any part of the nation for rest and medical care. . Today The Swedish National Sanatorium is one of the outstand ing Swedish national monuments. The Sanatorium, which is com posed of several substantial and attractive buildings is situated in the middle of grounds covering about thirteen acres. beautifully landscaped, with green lawns, fountains. shrubbery, flowers and a variety of trees. All of the buildings are modern and beautiful and have all con~ veniences, but the one that at tracts most is the Mayflower Pa villion which represents an in vestment of $150,000 and was paid for entirely from the receipts oi the sale of the Mayflowers. It has thirty-two rooms with private toilet and sunporch, with one per son in each room. It also has a modern surgery and laboratory and a very attractive reception room; and one does not need to be here very long until he finds that the Sanatorium is well managed. Dr. Bundsen. as well as all the nurses and the other personnel. contribute so much to the wel fare and happiness of the pa tients. that it is not only a San— atorium, but a “‘haven of rest." A Sanatorium is different from the general hospital where the average stay of the patient is two or three weeks. In a Sanatorium the average stay is two years. During the forty years the San atnrium has been operating 2.510 patients have been cared for, rep resenting aii sections of our coun try. After regaining their health at the Sanatorium. many patients re main in Denver, in order to live under the Colorado sun in the high altitude of the Rocky Mountain region because It is beneficial to those who have lung trouble. At present Dr. Bundsen is on a var'atinn trip to California where he will remain for sevoral months. After a well-deserved rest he will return to Denver and his beloved Sanatorium, Buy Victory Bonds News from Denmark PLEBISCITE IN FAEROE ISLANDS TO SETTLE INDEPENDENCE ISSUE COPENHAGEN—A plebiscite to be held this spring in the Faeroe Islands, halfway between the Shetlands and Ice land, will decide whether those islands are to remain a part of Denmark or to form an independent state. A separatist movement has existed in the Faeroes ever since the beginning of this century, but not ’until recently has it been able to muster sufficient followers among the 25,000 inhabitants of the islands. At the general elections (last October) of the 23 Faeroe representatives. 12 favored and 11 opposed upholding the ties with Denmark. Chief cause for the rise of the independence party is the 15-per cent drop in the value of the Da nish currency since VE-Day. Many of the .Faeroe people. whose main trade is with England. think that they would be safer financially if they separated from Denmark and either established their own eur rency or adopted the British one. IOOO Danish Censors To Work In Germany About 1,000 Danes able to read and talk German are wanted by the British occupation Army in Germany for a vast censorship body. Earlier considerable num bers of Frenchmen, Dutch and Belgians were called to the Reich for this purpose. Before starting on their jobs of controlling letters written by Germans. the censors are given a week's instruction by British officers. A Dane who asked for how long his servicces Wﬂllld be required, was told that no decision had been reached yet but that the censor ship might well be maintained for the next 20 years. Danes Refuse U. S. Offer For 40 Ships COPENHAGEN. Jan. 15. Da nish shipowners have refused an American offer of $23,000,000 dam age for 40 Danish vessels taken over by the United States during the war and are ready to submit the matter to arbitration or to the American courts, a spokesman for the shipowners said today. Crown Princess Ingrid Broadcasts In November. Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark made a lengthy address on ‘3 short wave transmis sion from the Kalundborg station. The speech was heard everywhere in the world where Danes reside, and in her address the crown prin cess dwelt briefly on conditions in Denmark during the five dark years. when normal contacts with THESE named and mud prison". were found by Amexican troop} in a German concenmdon camp. They no among me millions you an help by giving clothing, shoes and bedding to the Viccoty Clam», Collection for overuu tenet. What can you up». that any can m ,THE SCANDINAVIAN AMERICAN Danes abroad was curtailed. Danes Okeh World Fund COPENHAGEN. Dec. 27. —— Denmark has accepted the Bret ton Woods monetary stabilization plan, the Danish foreign office an nounced yesterday, "Donmork" Returns To Denmark ' The Danish square rigger 'Dan mark" which served three years in America as a training ship for U. S. Coast Guardsmen, arrived in Denmark last month. and thou sands of persons lined up along the Copenhagen harbor to wei come the popular ship. When “Danmnrk” left Cupen hagen for the United States in August 1939. 120 cadets were on board. Of these only 7 returned with the ship; 14 had lost their lives and the rest remained in this country. New Investigating Committee Selected The. Rigsdag Investigation Com mittee. established shortly after the liberation to review the events leading up to the German inva sion on April 9, 1949, had finished its task before the_elections. In'a volumnious report the committee stated that it had found no rea son for indictments against any of the responsible persons within the Danish Government the Stauning Cabinet —at that time. The new Folketing will. how ever. select a new investigation committee which will examine the period from April 9. 1940. to Au! gust 29, 1943. when the Danish people rose in open rebellion against the Germans. the. Govern ment withdrew from office. and King Christian declared himself a prisoner of the Germans. The re sults of this investigation cannot be expected to appear before some time in the early spring of 1946. Crown Prince Olav and Crown Prince Mﬂrtha of Norway recently paid a visit to Gothonburg to open an exhibition showing how the Nurwegian prcss functioned dur ing the occupatimi.