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Scandinavia-n American
Subscription Rate
Harry F. Fabhc
Andrew Bjctkcseth
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Dan/Lib. Finnid: .md ls'elarrdir paphlalinn r'f Il-e_Gre.:! Nari/Jury. - 3
Sculptors Compete
for Monument
The site for Norway‘s monu
ment to the memory of Franklin
D. Roosevelt has. now been se
lected. The committee has chosen
a high point not far from 0510‘s
city hall overlooking the Oslo
Tjord. Close to the proposed site
rises 0310's most famous land
"mark: the historic Akerhus for
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A $135,000,000 deal is being negotiated right now for the sale of
the Puget Sound Light & Power Co. to the public utility districts
(PUDs). It may be a good deal—it may be a bad deal—but either
way the people affected have nothing to say about it.
When millions of dollars are involved—when you and your fel
low citizens foot the bill—aren’t you entitled to vote on how
your money is spent?
This is exactly the purpose of Initiative 166.
If Initiative 166 were now law, the people would have a chance
to vote YES or NO on this $135,000,000 deal. As it is. PUD com
missioners alone will make the decision regardless of the wishes
of more than a million persons. living in sixteen counties. Not
one county will put it to a vote of the people.
Initiative 1“ puts {he decision on
- PUD purchases and bond Issues In 060
heads of the people—whore If W93.
Robert J Lloyd, Chairman. Tacoma George E. Thomas. Exec. Secty.. Bremerton
L. l Subcock. szvkk
Ctiflord 3. 3:“. Raymond
Guru N. Campbell. Kuhn:
IAIN: H. Chaplin. Tm
Frank A Chang-Its. Mama
I. A. Gull-63. Tuna
Ward Guild. W1“: w-u.
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George P. Cain, m. ’ ‘
Same I. Washmgzon
Alvaro C. Shoermker
Walter H. Stillman
Over $5.00) Kr. have already
been donated toward the monu
ment which is expected to cost‘
over 200.000 Kr, and a commit
tee of outstanding public figures
will soon announce the opening of a
competition among Norway's most'
famous sculptors. A petition has!
now been presented to the City
of Oslo requesting that the chosen'
:site be made available. '
More than 100 sclenists from
fourteen countries recently met in
Stockholm at the 34m Oceano
graphic Conference. which was
held in the Ribdag Building.
Event! Hindu-n. Bull-mu
Brunt C Hunky. Col!!!
Geo. W. Juneau. Dunno
Harper Icy. Spokane
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In. Wuluu Ion-t. Taco-I
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f , 1. Inch. I'd-c
'Danish Aid
IWins Medals
For Women
Impressive-looking citations and
silver medals bestowed by King
Christian X of Denmark upon two
Seattie women who met through
Danish activities when they were
brides more than 30 years ago
were shared recently by Mrs. Hans
Pedersen and Mrs. C. M. Olesen.
The medals are “Kong Christian
den Tiendes -F‘rihedsmedailie"
tKing Christian X Medal of Lib
eration: awards, and the citations
accompanying them were received
from the office of Prince Harold
of Denmark for their work as
chairman and assistant chairman
of Danish relief in “’ashington and
Oregon states.
Mrs, Pedersen. who lives at 7214
Greenwood Ave. and Mrs. Ole
sen. of 62:3 W. 77m 51., said
their accomplishment — $35,000
worth of clothing sent to Den
mark in a year and a half»~couid
no: have been achieved alone. They
were helped by more than 100
Investigation proved the two
friends of long standing had done
much of the work themselves.
however. Mrs. Pedersen. in her
car. picked up donations of cloth
ing and money: they purchased
new clothing; mended. laundered,
packed many of the shipments.
besides finding occupations for
the 100 assistants.
,_._$1.50 Per Year
Elmer Schoeulcr. Riuvlllo
D.‘ It human. Orchard-
W. Sunk, Cunu
Harold Smnnodt. 1L. Enron
Loui- ‘flna. Unlcrwood
More WI“. 'Woodlud
1m“ Watson. lame
H. N. Wei-t. On“
I. I. Wdh. Mr
G. Han-y Whitman. Wane».
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Carl Sandburg’s Birthplace Restored
in Historic Lincolnian Surroundings
‘ CALHSBURH, m. (‘nrl Snml~
rburg's birthplmn- n-ru-m-‘I I‘mln
the wreckerx' Immmcm l.wu _w-nrH
ago. matured «ml n-furninhud
was dedicated hen- Ocl. T.
The date was sunlfh-uut. far It
was the 88th mmiverxury M‘ the
Iday Araham Lincoln (-nrl‘iwl un
lone of his famous! dobutm here
‘in the home town of Mr. Sund
fburg, who later became one of
Lincoln's greatest biographers.
i The dedication services started
fin frnnt 0f the little three-room
Ecottage where Mr. Sandburg was
iborn. There was .1 pilgrimngv tn
Norway Mourns
Death of Swedish
Prime Minister
The sudden death of Swvdish
Plime Minister Per Albin Hansson
early on the morning of October
6th has been deeply feltin neigh
‘boring‘ Norway. Front page arti
cles the countryover-were'headed
by the solemn observation, "His
‘last day was devoted to Norway."
for death came'follawing an all
day conference with Norwegian
Prime Minibter Etnar‘Gerhax-dsen
‘and other members of the Norwe
lgian Cabinet then in Stockholm.
Speaking that evening over the
Stockholm radio. ”Prime Minister
Gerhardsen expressed the feelings
of his people in a short memorial
address. “In‘Prime Minister Per
Albin Hansson." noted the speak
er.-“the North has lost the great
est statesman of its time. For
Sweden the loss will be great. but
for Norway too his departure will
be painful. for in war as in peace
he was a staunch friend of Nor
way." Continuing, Minister Ger
hardsen predicted. “When we now.
at his death. shall evaluate his
contribution, there will be a com
mon conclusion among Norwegians
that he, also during the difficult
war years. carried through a poiicy
‘which was of value for the whole
of the North. All who know the
internal situation. all who know
Per Albin Hansson's bearing. his
stand on the concrete problems
which came forth during a war.
will realize that he was a good
man for Norway.
“For us Norwegians. his death
will stand out in sad perspective.
for his last day was devoted to
Norway" '
Norway Furniture
Output High
According to reports from the
Stavanger diSU'il'l, Norwegian fur
niture manufacturers are facing a
problem of over-production, Plans
for the export of furniture to Eng
land have fallen through and pro
ducers 'nre now applying for per
lmission to ship several thousand
pieces to the American zone in
Germany. Dining room and bed
room sets appear.to be in the
greatest deniaml. Additional re
quests for furniture have also come
from the Soviet l'nion and the
A Unique Hiding Place
Acmrdmg in u Bergen 03113. n
certain treason sulpeci now want»
ed by the Olin poIN'o ‘hnn lhflwn
real imagination In chiming u hid
ing plm-u. l-‘urlho-pnxi munths hr
hm: iwvn working an in law iuinr
fur mmnin-rs of the Bergen l‘ulu'v.
Truman Division, Mfr In the
knmvlwigu that his numn was not
“lli'il in Bergen pulm- (lion. The
Oak» police wvro nni far behind.
howwor. and now that his past
has mug/him}: with him. Bergen
inmtigatnh are making for I
New imam. . .
Lulllblll'll College Old Main. when.
Mr, Humlhurg once studied, and
u, Knux College Old Main. when
his inn-rest In Lincoln was sharp
(-ned. It was on Knox campus that
Lincoln debated with Stephen A.
Douglas on Oct. 7. 1858. A dedica
tion dinner followed the pilgrim.
I Just in time, two years ago.
lovers of Sandburg's poetry and
prone rescued the little house from
the wreckers. Through the many
'years since the Sandburg family
lived there, it had grown old-and
forgotten, The wrecking crew was
about to start work when the Carl
Sandburg Association was fanned.
l Now the original three rooms of
3 the cottage have been restored and
I‘ furnished with such old-time furni
‘ture of the Sandburgs as could be
ifound. pieced out with some from
jother homes of that period.
Autographed and limited odi
tions of Mr. Sandburg's books arc
:preserved there for future genera
‘tions, along with Sandburg mil
Lincoln relics. Portraits of Mr
{Sandburg by Steichen are on’the
JVEHS; also some valuable Lincoln
‘ pictures.
‘ The Association has large gifts
iwhich will not f1; in to thesc small
lrooms. It is planned to exhibit
ithpse in an addition'at the rear
:of the house. This is in the [aromas
1of being restored. and will later
lbe a sort of museum or treasure
lroom. It will be large enough for
lgroup lectures and dimens~
{the sort of thing Mr. Sandburg
1himself likes. and which Abraham
lLincoln delighted in.
.5: l' .
NEW YORK. Oct‘fi l———Ameri
can aviation "could borrow to good
advantage some of the mature
stature" which has marked Scan
dinavian Airlines System activities
in this country. an editorial in the
current American Aviation month
ly declares.
" The editorial in the leading
‘aviation publication in the United
States also said: “The Scandinaw
inns have proved with action that
they intend to be among the load
}ers in world air transponation."
l The editorlal follows:
' Mnhifi§5fii‘ sum.-
‘ “Those in American aviation
lwho have observed since 1939 the
:preparation of the three Scandi
1navian countries {or a trans-At
ilantic airline service have been
,well impressed by the thorough
lneas of the planning by the three
’groups to establish a service with
‘the highest safety and other op
;erating standards. The Scandinavi
vans set out to model their system
'after the finest in world aviation
‘and they have. as a consequence.
‘borrowed much from the United
1States. They have cooperated with
the U. S. in all international en
deavors. they believe in unrestrict
>ed air commerce. and they have
proved with action that they in
tend to be among the lenders
in world air tramportution.
. "Within the last few weeks the
'Scnndinnn‘an Airlines System.
comprising the airlines of Sweden.
:Norway and Denmark. inaugurat
ed regular flights. Some sixty 0r
{seventy proving flights preceded
ithe first commenial service. To
{mark the opening. the Sound:-
inavmns eteged a dinner It the
fWaldorLAstoria in New York
'which must have opened the eyes
‘of many of the American guests
It was :1 fine. dignified ntfair and
‘T if it was not’the envy'ht‘Ameriren
.mrline mmpanies who have done
fastomshmgly poor public relations
onbs for the openingr of new routes.
‘then it should have. H‘ the Scan
idnmvinns have borrowed 'tet‘hnlt‘fll
know-how fmm us, we could bor
row to good advantage from the
.Srnndinnvtons some of the mum?"
minim- and mu we «with
hm chomteriued them In their
tntolhpnt binding of rotation- in
this country.". . . .

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