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Art Center
Initiated and led by women of chlture. vision
and civic pride. a plan is afoot to give Seattle
an art center. A downtown museum. perhaps.
and certainly a hall for symphony concerts. op~
eratic presentations. recitals. choral singing; lec
tures. civic enterprises of related nature.
The plan merits widest support and season
able fulfillment. The idea of giving it the nature
if a World War II memorial is timely and most
appropriate. The war was fought. at least by
America. for the security and advancement of
civilization. of which functions visioned by the
aches for such a memorial are among the high
est expressions.
The undertaking should appeal even to those
she usually ask the question: ”What will we
5 a community get out of it?"-—meaning. of
nurse. in dollars and cents.
Well. shortly after World War I was ended.
Schleswig Danes Welcome The Irene Nelsen Head
Opening 0f 18 New Schools 0' Swréffiriw
. Juncement that an additional 18
llanish schools are to be opened
:Lmrtly in South Schleswig has
aroused great satisfaction in that
There were only nine Danish
schools in South Schleswig at the
any: of the German surrender.
awhile a minimum of 40 is said to
'te needed. Alone in the city of
Flensburg 600 Danish children are
fairing for the opening of a school
where classes will be held in their
native tongue.
In addition there are consider—
evle numbers of Germans in that
:egion who have applied for Dan
.=h citizenship. In their applica-
Zaons to the Government in Copen-
L‘agen they have promised that
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they “11} be loyal Danes and edu
} cate their children in Danish spirit . .
fbecause' they say. "they recognize elected president of the National
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'the Danish people by blood and Ciations first national comention
Two Sisters Get 17,000,000 Calls
There are two very popular sis
ters in Stockholm. who in 1945
received more than 17.000.000 tel
ephone calls. The Stockholmers
bother them at all times of the
day. and everybody knows their
telephone numbers. And what is
more remarkable. the two girls
San Franciscans provided a memorial in the form
of two monumental buildings as integral parts
of the finest civic center in the Western Hemi
sphere. One of the structures is the Veterans
Building. given over exclusively to organizations
of men who have fought our wars. The other
unit. matching it architecturally. is the San Fran
cisco Opera House.
Now. and for some years past. having the
facilities and the will. San Franciscans have their
annual season of grand opera in winter and light
opera in the summer months. Hundreds of peo
ple from Puget Sound time their visits to the
Bay region to coincide with these cultural events.
And San Francisco Symphony Orchestra has a
permanent home.
So completely have citizens been “sold." they
long ago voted tax support for opera and sym
phony. They have found it pays.
One important reason why San Francisco got
the United Nations Security Conference was be-
Mrs. Irene Nelsen. Seattle. was
in Kansas City.
always answer you in the same
pleasant and gentle way.
Their names are "Miss Time"
and "Miss Weather," the automat
ic telephone devices. which inform
the Stockholmers of the right
time and the weather forecast for
the next six hours.
In 1940. 12.000.000 requests were
made. in 1944 16000.00 and in
1945 about 17.000.000. so their
popularity is steadily increasing.
"Miss Time" is by far the most
in demand. In 1945 she alone re
ceived about 16.000.000 inquiries.
but "Misg Weather" is very busy
too. especially in summertime.
Tacoma Church
Pays Its Debt
TACOMA. —— “It won't be as
long as I live.“ was the feeling
that prevailed among a number
of members of First Lutheran
Church when they thought about
paying off the 550.000 mortgage
agairtst the ghurch 10 years ago.
And yet. Sunday. January 27.
first Lutheran celebrated the re»
demption of the indebtedness
against its church building in a
service of praise and thanksgiving
at which time the symbol of them
indebtedness was burned.
A group of seven approached the
altar m the presence of a large
congregation. and with a candle
lighted from one of the altar can
dles. the mortgage was p_ut to the
flames. This group was compris
ed of a lady. who for 51' years had
been a. member of the Congrega
tion, Mrs. Gustave Lindberg: the
man who built the church. ban
oelf a member. Edward Young:
the treasurer of the congregation.
Wilbert Nelson; the chairman of
the board of trustees. C. 0. Lynn:
another member of the board of
trustees. recently returned from
overseas. and representing First
Lutheran Church‘s service men
and women. Don Lindeman: B. B.
Bands, for many years chairman
o! the board of trustees: and Paa—
tor Carl E. Rydefl
The ceremony was watched with
Intense Interest and thankhflneu
by the congregation. Alter the
names had consumed the paper.
the congregation race and can;
“low M '0 All-Ourcd” -'
cause it had this ”plant" for use by the dele.
gates. That also paid off, and will continue tn
pay off.
Isn't it about time for Seattle to grow pp?
Nostalgic Texans in Washington threw a big
feed in the National Capital last month. for which
occasion the victualler had five tons of assorted
foods flown from the Lone Star State. The rattle
snake meat was for Bilbo.
Groundhog Day. last month, marked the
twenty-third anniversary of Fascism in the Euro
pean state of its birth. There being no wood
chucks in Italy. the people of that land saw only
the shadow of Mussolini swinging by his heels
to the framework of a dilapidated gas service
station. It was not a fleeting apparition. It will
linger and grow and bring shudders to Italians
long after the terrible wrongs. committed against
them by Benito shall have been forgotten.
Roosevelt Monument For Oslo
"A committee of outstanding
Norwegians headed by Supreme
Court Chief Justice Paul Berg and
including Norway's Ambassador to
the United States Wilhelm Mor
genstierne has issued an appeal for
funds to erect a memorial to
Franklin D. Roosevelt. According
to present plans the memorial will
be in the form of a monument
sculptured by a Norwegian artist
to be chosen by the committee.
and will be erected in a place of
honor in Norway's capital.
The appeal which has been ini
tiated by leading Norwegian busi
ness and cultural organizations
gives expression to Norway's high
regard for the late President: “The
values which we sought to defend
were those for which he fought
and which he so aptly consolidated
in his proclamation of the Four
Freedoms. It is therefore natural
that we should wish to erect a
Roosevelt memorial in Norway as
an expression of accord with his
ideas and as a symbol of gratitude
for his efforts and for the friend
ship which he held for Norway.’
During recent weeks the exact
form of the memorial has been
under discussion. with some com
ments indicating dissatisfaction
with a mere statue. There is a
significant group which contends
that as Franklin Roosevelt's lif»
work is -toda_v a living reality it
should be accorded a living mem
orial. One writer suggests: "Let
us erect an artistic and modern
housing complex in the nation's
capital complete with the most ad
vanced facilities, a pattern for all
of Europe. Let this development
be known as the ‘Franklin D
Roosevelt House' and serve as a
model home for low income fam-
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monument to this great states
Sten England In
Farewell concert
When Sten Englund sings his
concert at the Metropolitan The
atre on Tuesday evening, March
12. under the auspices of the Sven
Male Choir. it will be in the na
ture of a farewell appearance for
him. as he plans on leaving for
New York in the near future for
a period of music work there; He
will take with him his wife. the
former Elizabeth Rydner. the
widely known violinist. and their
infant son.
People who enjoy Swedfsh songs
are especially urged to plan on
hearing this concert, as many fa
vorite Swedish numbers such as
Junker Nils. by Hallen. and Pa
Havel by Merikanto, which is set
to Runeberg's poem. will be sung:
he will also sing the solo in Vl
kingarna, which Svea will sing
Tickets are $2.00, $1.50 and $1
and can be ordered now by mail
or can be obtained from members
of Svea. or at the Swedish Club
or Sherman-Clay a: C0. Tickets
will be on sale at the theatre box
office on Sat. Mon. and Tuesday.
March 9. 11 and 12. but can be
ordered by mail now from the
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stick to the measuring cup if you
first dip the cup in flour. Every
drop will come out.

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