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ls Sponsor (H
Pioneer Week
The gallant exploits of Seattle's
early pioneers in building a great
city out of a wilderness will be
highlighted in this city’s observ
ance of Pioneer Week scheduled
for November 10 to 16. Sponsored
by the Seattle Historical Society.
the week commemorates the his
toric landing at Alki in 1851 on
November 13th.
Hundreds of Seattle organiza
tions and community leaders are
participating in numerous ways in
celebration of the event, according
to Mrs. Hugh Edison McCreery.
general chairman of the week.
”Seattle has a tremendous in
terest in its own colorful back
ground." Mrs. McCreery stated.
“The Historical Society is very
happy to assist in increasing this
very evident enthusiasm. Excel
lent cooperation is being received
among the merchants and stores
whose windows will have beautiful
displays of rare and priceless col
lections during Pioneer Week."
“A large speakers committee
has been appointed to address
community groups and clubs un
der the direction of‘the Chamber
of Commerce Speakers Bureau."
the chairman stated.
The complete program of events
of the week will be announced
shortly. Further information as to
the individual and group partici
pation may be obtained by calling
Historical Society Headquarters.
Main 6845.
Swedish Drills
Set Records
STOCKHOLM ~— Some Swedish
iron works have in recent years
succeeded in producing hard metal
of extraordinary durability and
this is now being used for various
tools. Hard-metal drills of Swedish
make have proved very effective
in the present drilling operations
for the construction of the Stock
holm Underground and have now
also been introduced abroad.
"At Lucendro the Swiss are en
gaged in building huge dams in
order to increase their supply of
electric power. and here the Swed~
ish drills were given a trial." re
ports Lennart Cromstedt. an engi
neer at the Ssndviken Works who
has just returned to Sweden after
six months service in Switzerland
as introducer of “Coromant”
drills. The Swiss carried out very
careful experiments as regards the
tools used. every drill being num
bered and records kept of every
minute detail. Mr. Cromstedt
points out.
The outcome was that the or
dinary steel drills had to be sent
down for re-forging after having
drilled to a depth of between 4 and
8 inches The Swedish drills mere
ly had to undergo a simple grind
iug operation after having drilled
to a depth 01'33 feet. Altogether it
proved possible Ito drill between
300 and 500 feet with the same
hard-metal point. Moreover.
thanks 'to the “Coromant” drills
being able to retain their sharp
ness. it was possible very nearly
to double the rate of drilling. A
hasty calculation showed that in
these building operations alone a
saving of 250.0000 kronor per sn
num could be made through using
Swedish hard-metal. i
luly Fruit To Norway
Pmpecte for lufticlent (reel!
fruit {or Norwey'e Chrietmu lave
been greetly brlghtened by the
new Norwegian -I tellln t r e d e
agreement. One of the important
Items in the new accord, effective
from August 1. 1946. covers the
Import of several thomnd tone of
oranges. 1.000 tone of lemons. end
mon-ted fresh fruit: to a value of
600.000 kronor. ‘
. I
‘ 39.5%, *
n " Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest
Vol. 2, No. 7.
Sen. Mi'l'chell Says:
GOP Would Give
All To Monopoly
NATIONALLY HONORED—Senator Hugh B. Mitchell.
one of the youngest senators in the nation. has achieved
wide recognition for his work in developing the State of
Washington. His record in the Senate has been termed
“outstanding."
SPOKANE——(Speciall—Asserting that Republicans would
halt Northwest power development, Senator Hugh B. Mitchell
excoriated opposition “drum heaters" as a menace to Wash-
ington State‘s industrial future.
Speaking at a rally sponsored
by the Sons of Norway, Mitchell
declared that this state "stands on
the threshold of its greatest op
portunity" i! the people "clear
away obstacles of mopopoly, create
new business and industry and
make room for free competitive
enterprise." ‘
Characterizing 8. Carroll Reese
as “Commander-in-chief of Repub
lican reaction." Mitchell scored the
Republican, national chairman as
n purveyor of “Milly and hysteri
cal awe-b. “Us. the American
people In the coming Mon to
[In the whole country over to the
exploitation 01 private monopoly
thumb.”
Mu “(it
Reviewing the fight for power
development in the Pacific North
west, Mitchell said that the pres
ent Republicnn oppooition to put»
lic power is not surprising for “our
opponents fought bitterly against
the government power projects
from the very beginning. The“
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER, 1946
iprojects later were mocked and
scorned as ‘white elephants‘ by the
spokesmen for the private power
itrust. Some of them wanted to
know why the government was
’generating power in the sagebrush
for coyotes and jackrabbits. From
this typically blind and selfish
stand. they could not envision the
fertile farms and busy factories
Iof the Pacific Northwest that
jheiped us to victory through the
‘greatest war of all time. and that
are today building the ground
‘work for a prosperous future."
Pointing-out that Pacific North
west hydroelectric capacity is now
being used to the hilt. Mitchell as
serted that “it makes no sense for
the Federal government to liqui
date its interest in hydroelectric
facilities and to stop building pow
er projects. Without _low-cost
abundant power, our industrial
communities now humming with
activity would become silent ghost
towns." Mitchell enmrated 5.-
(Continued on Page.12)
Sweden Has Granted Credits
For Three Billion Kronor
STOCKHOLM.—Swedish recon
struction and commercial credits
and grants for international relief
passed by the government totalled
2,957 million kronor ($821,000,000)
up to the end of June 1946. ac
cording to a recent report in the
Swedish press. Of these amounts,
in which the very substantial pri
vate gifts made by Sweden
through nation—wide collections
are not included, 2,083 million kro
nor ($579,000,000! have so far
been utilized. Of the abOVe-men
tioned nearly 8,000 millions, about
1.400 million kronor constitute
commercial credits. while therest
are reconstruction credits and con
tributions to the international re
lief work. An amount of 200 mil
lion kronor placed at the disposal
of Norway and Denmark for the
training of police-troops and to
meet certain expenses for refu—
gees in Sweden during the war
has been written off.
I On the basis of these figures,
the big Stockholm paper “Stock
holms-Tidningen" draws s o m e
comparisons between the Ameri
can and the Swedish contributions
to the reconstruction of the world.
The American post-war credits
amount to the enormous sum of
8,000 million dollars or 29,000 mil‘
lion kronor, whereas the SWedish
figure is not fully 3.000 million
kronor. Ponsiilering. however. that
‘chden is a nation of only six and
1a half millions. as against 140 ml
lions in the USA... and that the
national incomes are estimated to
be 18 and 600 million kronor re
spectively. rather interesting as
lpects of the Swedish contribution
‘are brought out.
| If the Swedish total is distribu
ited over the whole of the popula-
Itlon. every man. woman. child and
old people. has. so far. contribu
{ted in government credits and
‘gifts 460 kronor ($128), If the
New Swedish Plant
Produces 100,000
Tons Pig-Iron
: STOCKHOLM. —— On September
:15 a third electric-iron furnace
Qwas put into operation at the big‘
Estate-owned iron Works “Norrbot
itens Jemverk." in the north of
“Sweden. Through this extension.
’the plant‘s annual production ca-E'
ipacity of electro-pigiron is calcu-,
hated to increase to 100,000 tons,“
which is probably more than at '
any other electro-steel works in
in the world. ‘
' The Norrbottena Jernverk. which f
was built during the war in orderf
to step up the production of do-]
meatic iron and to increase thei
'permanent labour facilities in thia’
part of the country. has gradually?
’been extended. The first electro-‘
{iron furnace was put into opera-é
|tion at the end of INS and thel
'aecond some months later. This,
Iiron works is using phosphorus‘
one from the Lapland minea. which
ha. prewouaiy been termed onlyi
onaveryamauaoalemheden..
amount Ts only spread over the 2..-
TOOOflOO income-earners, the con
ltributions rise to 1.500 kronor
(3417). These figures do not in
‘clude the planned big credit to
lRussia. The corresponding figures
Ifor America are estimated to be
l205 kronor t$571 and 57-3 kronor
l($160l.
These data indicate mat the
Swedish credits and gifts are of a
size that must be a considerably
burden on the Swedish economy
The paper conciudes. however, by
po‘nting cut that Sweden has a
much greater direct interest in
European reconstruction than the
Americans in general can have.
and from this. point of View the
American contribution ‘s more im
pressive than the Swedish.
Faeroe Separation
From Denmark Put
On Plebiooite Basis
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 4«~Knud
Christensen. Danish Prime Min
ister. speaking at the opening of
the new session of the Danish
Parliament. said that if the union
of the Faeroe Islands with Den
mark was to be ended separation
could only be effected on a legal
basis.
Mr. Christensen emphasized
that the Faeroes must decide
themselves whether they would
continue the union with Denmark.
A recent plebiscite in the
Faeroes resulted in a narrow ma
jority for separation. Thorstein
Petersen. Chairman of the Lagting
(The Fae-rues Parliament: later
proclaimed the independenve of
the islands.
It was announced in Copen
hagen. however .that the F‘ierm‘s
are still governed by Danish mm-
Stitutional law and that no plvhz
scite could affect that It Was re—
ported last week that a Danish
delegation would shortly leave fur
the Faeroes {or dlSCUSSlOHS
Sea Beckons
Norway’s
Fair Sex
For the first time in the history
of Kristiansand Seaman's School
women students are now enrolled
in what has hitherto been a man's
institution. Still more interesting
in the fact that of the school's 34
pupils. 10 are of the allegedly gen
tler sex—some training for land
positions while a majority are hop
ing to be placed aboard Norwe
gian vessel. on telegraphists.
The school's director attributes
this female interest in neutering to
I mere urge for adventure. but
who in Norway has not heard of
the young Norwegian laws who
are ulmdy making career: for
themselves as radio officer: thou-d
many of Nomy‘l merchant ves
loll.
10c a Copy

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