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Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest
Vol. 2, No. 3
Denmark Offers
mark has offered 10.000 draft an
imals and $1,000,000 worth of fish
to the United Nations Relief and
Rehabilitation Administration, it
announced today.
The offering was unusual. Fran
cis B, Sayre, U.N.R.R.A. diplo
matic adviser said in a statement.
since Denmark is one of the in
vaded member nations of U. N. R.
R. A. and is not among those con
tributing to U.N.R.R.A.'s opera
ting expenses.
Most of the draft animals and
a substantial part Of the fish will
probably be sent to Poland, Sayre
Food And Clothing
Shipped To Norway
Thirty-six large boxes of food
and clothing left for Norway re
cently on the Motorship John
Averaging 500 pounds each. the
boxes were packed through a re—
lief driVe just concluded by Hol
lywood Temple and other church
es of the Assemblies of God in
Seattle. They will be shipped di
rectly to the Filadelfia Church in
Oslo. a congregation of the same
faith as Hollywood Temple.
The committee for the drive in
cluded the Rev. Henry H. Ness.
Julia Strum and Ruth Kvalsund.
Norway Short
On Radios
With news broadcasts from
Britain assuming a tremendous
popularity in Norway. the Nazis
in late 1941 decided to take all
Norwegian radio receivers into
“protective custody.“ The term. in
this case. meant confiscation and
shipment to Germany, with the re
sult that Norway today is still
short some 262,000 radio receivers.
The 120,000 sets which have ap
peared on the Norwegian market.
since liberation have been strictly
rationed with each new shipment
being distributed among the com
munities in direct proportion to
their former radio owners.
New Denmark Minister
WASHINGTON. March. l—iPres
ident Truman nominated Josiah
Marvel, Jr., of Wilmington. Del.,
for U. S. nnm'ster to Denmark.
Norse War Profits Levy Hits Hard
The new Norwegian anti-war power and the true national
profits bill, providing for a gener-lwf’alth. has been held up in com-
al levy on caplta] increase during
the ,war, will soon be presented to
Parliament. The passage of the
bill will mark the completion of
the Government's {our point fln
nncial stabilization program ap
proved m September of last year.
The first three points, currency
exchange. declaration of securities
and assets, and property registra
lmn haw already been carried out
while the fourth point. a special
lax levied on the basis of the reg
lstration data to reduce the dia
crepancy between purclullnx
Sweden Orders Four Boeing Stratocruisers
A contract for puréhase of four‘
huge Boeing Stratocruise'rs, 671,4;i
ton “big brothers" of the Boeing 3-1
29 Superfortress, which will estab-ii
lish 14-hour New York to Stock-1
holm nonstop service, was an-I
nounced March 1 by Swedish In-I
tel-continental Airlines (SILAJI
and the Boeing Aircraft Company.
An unusual feature of the new‘
Stratocruisers to be used by thef
SILA as trans-Atlantic luxury"
airliners. will be the “Swed sh‘
Modern" in t e r i 0 r decoration
scheme. styled by leading Stock
holm designers. Tasty Swedish
food will be served from the Strat—
ocruisei's galley. and the lower:
deck cocktail bar will feature,
Smorgasbord snacks and drinks for:
passengers. Deluxe accomodations;
will be provided for 40 to 50 pas-f
sengei's. 1
The contract. involving more
than six million dollars. was sign
ed in Seattle by William M. Allen.
Boeing prgsident. and Sune Wet
ter. Gen-"ml Counsel for SILA.
who was accompanied by Karl H'i
Larsson. Chief Engineer of SILA.‘
First deliveries are scheduled for
the early part of 1947.
SILA has been conducting al
number of survey flights on thel
North Atlantic Route with con-l
verted Boeing B-17 Flying Fort-3
resses. Regular traffic between:
the United States and Scandinavia‘
will be started on a three-times a;
week basis beginning about May!
1, with new DC-4 airplanes. The
DC,-4‘s are expected off the pro
duction line within a few weeks. I
“In order to meet future de-I
mands requiring independence of;
local weather. route flexibility and;
mittee for some months.
Committee discussion settied
primarlly on the disposition of the
tax proceeds. In a final decision
the majority agreed that the in
come, instead of being used to help
offset the billions in Nazi over
drafts against the Bank of Nor-
way. should not go to the Treas
ury at all. but should be set aside
as a special reconstruction ro
serve fund. The committee fur
ther recommended that the tax
be paid in installments. three. six.
and nine month. following d.atri
bution 0! tax forms.
schedule regularity," Larsson de
clared. "SILA has decided to pur
chase alrplanes with higher per
formance. greater range‘ and more
ample space on board. In looking
for such an airplane, SILA found
the Boeing Stratocruiser to be the
transport that effectively meets
these requirements."
Larsson said the Stratocruiser.
operating at a cruising speed of
310 miles per hour at 25,000 feet
and with : cruising range of 4,000
miles. makes possible exceptional
ly fast and comfortable Atlantic
crossings between Sweden and the
United States, with a choice of
landing ports.
"The speed of this airplane." he
said. “will make possible a daily
schedule of one airplane in each
direction flying New York-Stock
holm nonstop in 14 hours and
west-bound Stockholm-New York
in 17 hours. in a one-hour stop.
A portion of the schedules will
terminate in Chicago. depending
upon traffic." ,
SILA, which was formed by
leading Swedish business concerns
for carrying on intercontinental
air traffic. is entirely privately
owned. It operates in close Cooper
ation with Government controlled
ABA~A. B. Aerotransport.
ABA, since its founding in 1924.
has built up a network of lines
operat'ng from Stockholm to most
European centers. The two com
panies will be able to provide
through service to practically all
capitals of Europe.
Produced by the Boeing Air
craft Company of Seattle. design
er and .builder of the 8-17 Flying
Fortress. the 8-29 Superfortress.
the Stratoliners and Pan Amer;-
can Trans-Oceanic Clippers. thi
Stratoerulser is rated as the most
versatile large transport plane ev
er flown. having high perform
ance and exceptionally low oper—
ating cost at both long and short
ranges. The military prototype of
the Stratoeruiser, the C-97 Army
transport. in January. 1945. flew
non-stop from Seattle to Washing
ton. D. C. to set a new record of
six hours and four minutes, which
remalns the fastest transcontin
ental flight by any transport alr
7 The double-deck Stratocruiser
has a perfected cabin air condi
tioning system which enables the
airplane to operate up to 30,000
feet altitude with complete com
fort for passengers and crew.
Its wing is the same Boeing-de
signed “117” wing which gave the
Boeing- Superfortress its outstand
ing performance. The airplane
will be powered by four 3,500
horsepower Pratt and Whitney
Wasp Major engines, equipped
with reverse-thrust propellers to
shorten landing runs and aid in
ground maneuvering. SILA plans
to carry two full flight crews of
five men earh. consisting of Cap
tain. Co-Pilot. Flight Enginuer.
Radio Operétor and Nav'gator. as
well as steward and stewardess.
The airplane's cargo and pos
senger door arrangement allows
trucks to load or unload oargo and
mail at two positions with no in
terference to passenger operations,
Additional important features of
the Stratocruiser are wing and
tail thermal anti-icing. double
pane passenger and control cabin
windows with circulating hot air
preventing frost formation. and
automatically controlled warm
wall cabin heating — or cooling
system to assure comfortable
temperatures for passengers and
crew on the ground as well as in
the air.
Boeing is now building a fleet of
20 Stratocruisers for Pan Ameri
can World Airways. Negotiations
are being conducted currently with
other (oreign and domestic air
lines for Stratocruiser sales. Allen
stated. '
Three Minute Call To Norway-$12.00
Direct radio-telephone commun
ication between Norway and the
Unith States is already a rmlity.
with transmittng and receiving
tests being conducted at the pine
eiit time. How soon these facili
ties will be opened to the public
is not known as several weeks
will be required before f.nal tests
are completed. During a recr'nt
interview Director Rynnlng-Ton
nossen of the Norwegian Tele
graph Company disclosed that at
mospheric conditions as wall as
the 6 hour time ditferegcq between
Norway and the United States
will. for the time being. limit daily
transmissions to a four hour per
iod between 8 and 12 a. m. E. S. T.
A three minute conversation w.ll
cost 60 Kroner (812.00i with n
8400 chug;- for etch tdditlonnl
Hamsun Treason
Charge Dropped
OSLO. Feb. 22-~Attorney Gen
eral Svend Arntzen said tod ay
government charges of treason
against the Nobel Prize-winning
novelist, Knut Hameun. had been
dropped because "the accused suf
fers from mental deficiencies
brought by old age."
Hamsun. 86, a former street car
conductor in Chicago who won the
Nobel Prize for 1920. denounced
Premier Nygaardsvold for organ
izing Norwegian resistance to the
Germans in 1940. Hamsun visited
Adolf Hitler’s headquarters iii
Norway May End
U. S. Film Boycott
OSLO. Feb. 27—Norwegian boy
cott of American films is likely to
end in March as a result of nego—
tiations now in progress, it was
announced today. but theater own
ers stated there will be few Amer
ican films shown until the end of
American producers have been
insisting on a sliding scale of from
30 to 45 per cent of net profit as
compared to 30 per cent of net
profit before the war.
In the meantime. Russia. has
made a deal to bring in 30 pic
tures during 1946 and Sweden will
bring in 50.
Norway Style
Count on thrifty Norwegian
fishermen to find a use for every
thing. Many have been the times
during this war when residents of
bomb-blasted cities have looked
aloft to miles of barrage balloons
swinging on their cables and won~
dered. “Now just what will we do
with those when the raids are
Norse fishermen fingering the
tight-woven balloon cloth had the
answer: “‘A little oil. a wife with
good thread and a needle. and
presto: a set of oil skins. a badly
needed product which can‘t be
bought in Norway today." Hun
dreds of yards of this material
from German supplies are now fill
ing a real need in Norway‘s tisn
ing districts.
minute. while night rates. to be
instituted within two months. w;ll
involve a $9.00 charge for 3 min
utcs and $3.00 {or each additional
minute. It is estimated that ten
such conversations per day wlll be
sufficient to render the new in
stallations profitable.
The new transmitter is located
at Jeloy while the receiver is
mounted near Ski; central off.ces
have been set up in Oslo. Accord
ing to Mr. Rynning—Tonnesen the
new 8100.000 installatmn repre
sents a long step forward in rate
reduction. This direct connection
between Norway and the United
States wAll make pouible a 100%
cut in rates formerly neceuituted
by a round-about connection by
my of severnl other Europa
countries. -
10c a Copy

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