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Here and There in Tacoma
Election has kept the writexn
busy lately. and news of other in-1
terests had to suffer for that rea-l
son. -I
E. M. Johnson. well known ce-l
ment finisher, and his wife, re-’
cently were celebrating their 40th.
wedding anniversary. I know they
were lnvited out but could not
make it because of company at
home. May they have many more‘
anniversalies in the future.
Birthday was celebrated over at
A. G. Strand‘s home the other day.
Mr. Strand was then 79 years old.
Karl T. Wang from Seattle was
one of the many guests. and a
good time was had by all present.
Mrs. Olaf (Gunhild) Solheim
had her birthday on the same day
and should have been over to the
Strands but could not make it.
Some friends dropped in to wish
her a happy birthday.
Troendei'laget will celebrate its
birthday the 3lst of this month
with a fine party. just for mem
bers alone. Of course, that in
cludes the families. The club‘s
treasury will stand the expense
for a change. '
The Normanna Male Chorus is
having a bazaar or carnival this
month. It seems like the members
of that organization really are
getting} very active lately. More
power to them for that.
The Sons of Norway Lodge
seems to have a membership drive
going steady lately and new mem
bers are joining in a steady
stream. As far as I can under
stand the goal is 1.000 members
before the end of the year or soon-
S 'S “John Bakke” has been load
ing in Tacoma. and is now on its
way back to Norway. We saw
and talked to quite a few mem
bers of the crew and got the im
pression that things in Norway
had not been so terribly bad for
those who did not open their
mouths or in other ways resisted
the Nazis. A more healthy bunch
of young men than those sailors
on the “John Bakke" we can look
far and wide for and still not find.
They said Norway is coming along
fine. and Carl Jonassen thinks
they are right. On their next trip
here, he is going back with them.
we understand.
Langseth is out. Well. he did
not have a chance to campaign as
did the rest of the candidates. He
is taking the defeat with the best
of grace. He has offered all those
who voted for him and worked for
his candidacy his sincere thanks
and gone back to his duties.
Temme is now our choice and
we cannot see why he should not
be elected by a big majority of
votes. Mr. Tomme has, at the dif
ferent meetings. stressed that the
different. propositions should be in
vestigated and then decided upon
but not before he was elected.
Temme‘s program is clear and
workable. Temme is a good man.
and he is a Scandinavian. He has
ability. experience and sound busi
ness sense.
Craig for Commissioner of Fi
nance is now the slogan. Mr. Craig
has appealed to the Scandinavian
Voters. He has experience. He is
young and able. He should receive
most of the votes that. were cast.
for Harter, who must have taken
a lot of Scandinavian votes in the
primary. By doing a switch from
Hurter to Craig it is masonable to
assume that it will be Craig as
the winner of the finalsu—C. M.
Radio Talk
By Olson
At the beginning of this, the:
opening: radio talk, of my cam-1
pnign for the mayorship of Taco-j
ma. I want to express my deep‘
appreciation for the splendid, en-i
couraging vote of confidence gnu:
en to me Feb. 26th. In a very
modest and humble way, I would}
like to share with you my anulys-l
in o! the voting mum. In add!»
By Corey Moe
tion to the 1000 vote plurality
which I received over my nearest
opponent, there were approxim~i
ately 3,500 votes cast for two oth-I
er candidates for the mayorship.|
The total vote for Paul A. Olson,‘
when combined with the votes fori
the two candidates who were notl
nominate-d, roughly approximates
almost 60'; of the total vote cast
in the mayor‘s race. By a strong
majority. therefore, the voters ofl
the city of Tacoma indicated their1
desire to place new men in the ci-y
ty government. This is further
born out by the fact that another‘
encumbant commissioner did not
succeed in his desire to be renom-§
inated. l
Before dismissing with you
some of the problems, policies,
and programs for the city of Ta
coma. with which I will be con~
cerned if I am elected mayor on
March 12th, I want to say another
word to those who gave me such
splendid support. not only at the
polls but 'during the several weeks
of the primary campaign. As I
said in my closing talk before
Tuesday's election. it is not enough
to express my sincere thanks and
appreciation for your tireless ef
forts. I reiterate that if we are
successful on March 12th, I will
call upon all of the energy, ability,
and intelligence which I possess
to the end that I will represent you
as Mayor of Tacoma in a fashion
that will not only guarantee you
will never regret the help you
have given but even more. will
make you proud of the part you
performed in making- my elect‘on
possible. Every supporter. every
person who cast a vote for me at
Tuesday‘s election booths is a
partner and associate of mine in
this determined campaign to pro
vide Tacoma with fresh. determin
ed, wide awake leadership during
the next four crucial and import
ant years in this city's history.
With the same resolve. with even
greater activity. with renewed en
thusiasm. all centering around
the desire to achieve this result.
all of us during the next 12 days
must and will carry on to victory
on March 12th.
During the last 4 or 5 yearsi
as I have been dividing my time’
between Tacoma and the national{
capitol. it has been my good for-i
tune to acquire invaluable cxper-i
ience in dealing with matters not1
only directly affecting the city ofl
Tacoma, but experience in hand-;
ling almost every type of questioni
and project related to the overall}
development of this city as weiii
as directly bearing on the welfare,
of untold hundreds of business 011-:
terprises. In this latter group. I3
could mention the hundreds of oc-i
caslons when I have been able to:
furnish advice and informationj
not only to various officials in the
city government. government offi-l
cials. but to school board mem-i
bers. park board members. water?
district officials. as well as to
trade union officers and businessl
men in connection with the Fed-i
erai government. During the lasti
four or five years. all of them;
crowded with responsibility in]
connection with expediting favor-i
nble action on projects imolvintrI
housing. both public and private!
roads. streets. bridges. sewers, to:
which must be added problemsi
centering around man-poWe-r. prty
orities. regulations. surplus prop-i
erty disposal. and many, manyl
others. In asking your support.
as a. nominee for the Mayorship‘
of 'I‘acmna. I am asking you to5
shoulder me with responsibility to'
fight for the objectives which 13
discussed in the primary cam-1
paign. I further assure- you that
it will be a constant source of:
gratification to be able to gh't“
every individual in the city of Ta-i
coma, trade unionists. (Ix-service;
men. business men. the aid and;
assistance which he or she willi
need on many matters not speei-j‘
lically related to the responsibili-i‘
ties which attach themselves to]
the mayorship of Tacoma. Thel
mayor of this city in also the cou-
SummerSchooIOf’New Type Warehouse Constructed
Swedish To Open
At Augustana
In the summer of 1945 the first
summer school devoted entirely to
the study of Swedish on the col
lege level was held under the gen
eral auspices of the Institute of
Swedish Culture. with Augustana
College. Rock Island. 11].. and the
North Park College co-operating
as sponsors. Forty-two students
were enrolled and were taught by
a staff of four instructors. The
outcome of the summer experi
ment was so encouraging as to
justify the Institute in placing the
school on a permanent basis.
The idea of a Summer School of
Swedish owed-its inspiration part
ly to the example of the Middle
bury Language Schools and in
part to the recent successful ex
perimentation in foreign language
teaching under the Army Special
ized Training Program.
In order to secure the best re
sults with such a.pr0gram of in
tensive language teaching and
learning certain favorable condi
tions are essential. Students
should live on the campus, taking
their meals together and forming
a social group around their special
‘interest. The whole environment
‘should be‘ such as to encourage
1serious study. The staff of in
lstructors should be made up of
{teachers experienced in the new
[methods and native speakers at
lrthe language, and they should be
:free to give their entire time and
jeffort throughout the day to
lteaching and association with stu—
;dents. Instruction should provide
ifor the needs and interests of all
students from beginners to fluent
lspeakers of the language and
jmust meet the highest academic
istandards. And not least import
ant. a varied social and recrea
tional program should be provided.
Augustana College. which will
be host to the school this year. of
fers a situation uniquely suited to
meet these requirements. The at
tractive and spacious seminary
buildings, with its library, chapel
and classrooms will be made'avail
able for the sole use of the school.
Provision is made for the group
ing of students of the school in
dormitories and at “Swedish tab
les" in the college dining hall. A
golf course. a municipal swimming
pool. numerous campus tennis
courts and nearby parks make
abundam pl‘oYiSlOll for recreation.
Swedish folk dances and games
and singing of Swedish songs un
der trained directors will also have
an important place in the recrea
tional program. Picnics. coffee
parties and other social events
will provide pleasant diversion.
Every effort will be made to cre
ate a Swedish atmosphere and to
encourage the use of the lan
guage in all school contacts and
A stro'ig corps of teachers will
be in charge of instruction. among
them native speakers, all carefuly
selected for their interest in the
new methods and procedures. and
devoting their time completely to
the inteusts of the school. Cours
es will be offered on beginning. in
termediate and advanced levels.
missioner of public welfare. I
pledge you that I will interpret
the functions and responsibilities
of that department as broadlyand
ls liberally as possible to the end
that I will be of the greatest pos
sible value to all of the citizens
of Tacoma. As one who has
trained {or and who has devoted
his entire adult life to the public
service. I am in affect. seeking
the mayorship because it offers a
challenge and an opportunity to
be of even greater usefulness as a
public servant in the years to
come. I urge you to giVe careful
consideration to all that I have
said this evening as I remind you
until to go to the polls on March
12th and cast your vote {or Paul
A. Olson for Mlyor.
According to the “Svensk Sjot'-
arts Tiding," a quay shed built of
concrete and {our stories high.
has been completed in Gothen
burg free harbor. An unusual
method of construction u as used
on this warehouse, which is 420
feet long and 92 feet wide.
1,600 piles. each 90 feet long,
were driven into the loose clay
ground. upon which the building
was to be erected, but even then
Mannerheim Quits
As Finland Head
STOCKHOLM, March 4.~Field
Marshal Baron Mannerheim has
resigned as President of Finland.
Premier Juho K. Paasikivi an
nounced tonight over the Finnish
Paasikivi read the aged soldier's
letter of resignation in which Man
nerheim said his health was bad.
adding that the moment appeared
“opportune to take the step his
doctors advised, now that the war
responsibilities trial has ended ac
cording to terms of the armistice.‘
Reader's Digest Discussion
Pamphlet On
Scandinavia Today
NE\V YORK. Feb. 6.—The social
and economic progress in SWeden,
Norway. and Denmark forms the
central theme of a Iii-page “Dis—
cussion Guide." entitled “Meet
Your Neighbor: Modern Svandi
navia." which has been published
as the February. 1946. issue of
a series distributed regularly by
‘the Program Service of Thc‘ Read
er's Digest to 13,000 American
study groups, church clubs. schools
and other organizations, with a
total membership of approximate
‘ly 2,500,000.
The discussion pamphlet devotes a
special section to Sweden's public
health system. its consumer co
operatives. tenant-owned housing.
its system of schools and adult
education, laws for social and in
dustrial welfare, relations between
management and labor in Swadish
industry. and modern architecture
and design.
Nc‘wly admitad Swedish citizens
numbered 2.821 during the period
1940-1945. or half of the appli—
cations filed. In 1938 only 460
foreigners applied for Swedxsh
citizenship and in 1939 620.
isma-zW-r ‘ ’ . TUESDAY,
. " ‘ ‘_ Ma rch I 2th
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_'\' ‘ A New Age
“ _ For
- - - To build an even greater Tacoma - - - with Vigor
ous - - - Cooperative Leadership. Educated and trained
in governmental affairs.
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youth. Vigor - - - ability to meet big men on equal
ground with broad understanding ot' modern chic
problems - - - YES - . - THESE ARI-J Ql'Al.lFl(‘A~
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house was built like a gigant.
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“float” in the clay. The buoyant;
of the whole construction wi.
take much of the weight off th
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