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20 Sunken Ships
Raised At larvik
OSLO—The north Norwegian
harbor of Narvik. scene of
; heavy fighting during the Ger
‘ man invasion, will soon sur
render over 20 ocean vessels
which have rested on Its bot
tom since April of [940.
Many of t’hem were scuttled
by Norwegian and British
forces during the Narvlk hat
tle. Three Norwagian firms will
join to raise the estimated
100,000 tons of ships.
Golden Example
(Editorial in The Christian Sciencé
Monitor i
Hamlet the Dane plotted re
venge. but not the modern Dane.
Today Denmark extends the Gold
en Rule to the strangers (and even
the enemies) within its gates. We
commend its example to Congress.
where the Senate Foreign Rela
tions Committee recently author
iZed United States membership in
the International Refugee Organ
ization and approved an appropri
ation of $75,000,000 for United
States’ share of the cost, ‘butvre
jected any concurrent relaxation
or readjustment of the immigra
tion laws.
During the war thousands of
Danes were deported as slave la
rbor. consigned to concentration
camps, or killed by the Nazis. But
when 200,000 Germans fled to Den
mark from eastern Prussia before
the advancing Soviet troops. Den
mark accepted the responsibility
of giving them d&ent care and is
still performing that function with
extraordinary enlightenment and
These 200,000 Germans equal 5
per cent of the Danish population
and require a caretaker staff of
10,000. If the United States had
to bear an equivalent burden. it
would be feeding, housing. and in
part schooling about 7.000.000 ref
ugees, requiring a staff of 350,000
guardiansn To do the job as well
as the Danes are doing it would
cost 3 per cent of the national in
An American writer in Survey
Graphic. describing the model con
ditions in the refugee camp out
side Copenhagen, quotes the cbm
mandant of the camp as follows:
You can be sure we want these
people to go back to Germany . . .
But while they are here we shall
not give them any reason to go
back with hatred for us in their
hearts . . . And, besides. we must
treat them well if we wish really
to teach them what it is to be
This combination of practical
humanity and enlightened self-in
terest might well teach some
Americans the cost~and the val
ueA—of international good will.
Denmark Gets Subs
COPENHAGEN ——- Three sub
marines which Denmark hired
from Britain will shortly leave for
Britain. where the Danish crews
will receive their final training.
Swedish Composer Visits USA
Gel-Inn! Tersmeden. the Swedish Gershwin. urlvod recently on
the Swodlnh llller “Grlpcholm." Accomplnlod by his bride-to-hu‘.
Mr. Ternmenden brought so Jun opera In his brlelcsao. ‘ Negro-co."
u may ounpolluon. In. finally been told to Metro-Goldwyn-
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‘ ' ’4 Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest
Vol. 3, No. 4.
Parley In Oslo
Sat For Youth
0f 60 Nations
More than 1.300 delegate: from
more than 60 nations are expected
to attend the World Conference of
Christian Youth scheduled to be
held in Oslo. Norway, in July.
This is the second conference
of its kind. The first met in Am
sterdam in 1939. just before the
beginning of World War II.
All that time, it was hoped that
a world organization of youth. in
spired by Christian ideals. would
be formed as the outcome of the
deliberations. But these hopes
were not to be realized and many
of the Oslo delegates and leaders
will be meeting after six years of
isolation and suffering.
Like its predecessor. the Oslo
Conference will seek answers to
the important question of how,
through a deeper understanding of
Christianity. a world more worthy
of the future may be built from
the ruins of the past. .
Careful preparations are being
made for the July meeting. Dele
gates are being specially chosen
from the various national study
groups, which have been examin
ing for months past a series of 10
questions embodied in small book
The groups have been sketching
for discussion purposes the domi
nant issues facing youth today.
Some of these issues probably will
not seem so urgent to one group.
but are burning questions to an
other in a country with a different
Among the organizations which
are initiating this conference are
the World Council of Churches. the
World's Alliance of Y. M. C. A
and Y. W. C. A.. and the World
Student Christian Federation. The
International Missionary Council
and the World’s Sunday School
Association are sponsors. The Rev.
Francis House, organizing secre
tary. is making preliminary ar—
rangemcnts at the World Council
of Churches headquarters in
Fight Cancer the Killer. Mail
your check to —‘-CANCER. SE-
Swedish cruiser
Gotland Returns
From long Trip
STOCKHOLM — The Swedish
cruiser “Gotland” has just retum
ed to the icy Swedish waters
after a five-month cruise to South
and North America. Among the
souvenirs which the 550 Swedish
sailors brought home with them,
besides live alligators and South
American sombreros, was a num
ber of sports trophies won in
Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and
other countries. The soccer team.
headed by one of the star players
of the well-known Norrkoping
team. which made a successful
tour in England last summer, won
ten victories in sixteen matches.
Swedish gymnastics were also
demonstrated in many places,
In all ports at which the "Got
land" touched —— Casablanca, St.
Vincent, Rio de Janciro. Recife.
La Guaria, Willemstad. (Tarta
gena. Vera Cruz, New Orleans.
Port Hamilton. and onrto — the
Swedes were received with great
hospitality, and the SWedish war
ship attracted much attention.
says the commander of the ship.
Henning Hammargren. on arrival
in Gothenburg. About 10,000 per
sons visited the ship in the var
ious ports, guided during their
tour around the cruiser by special
records in English, Spanish, and
The “Gotland”, which .has a
displacement of about 5,000 tons,
was launched in 1933 at the Gota
verken shipyard. She was origin
ally built as an aircraft-carrying
cruiser but was in 1944 converted
into an anti-aircraft cruiser with
a large number of AA guns.
British Tanks
Haul Lumber
STOCKHOLM — 01d Br i t i sh
tanks are giving valuable aid
to Swedish lumberjacks The Kop
parfors Company in the province
of Gastriklund and other forest
:owners in northern Sweden have
‘bought from British war material
ldepots a number of tanks, which
they are now employing in this
year's wood-cutting campaign.
These tanks. which are being
used as tractors and for building
new roads for timber transports
through the forests, have proven
very useful owing to their great
strength and easy handling in any
lterrain. .
Sweden to Mix Barley
With Wheat Flour
iwireless) ~ The Swedish stores of
I wheat are now very small, and the
Food Commission has therefore
lowered that five per vvnt of bar-
E ley be mixed in the wheat and
! flour to eke out the dwindling
l stocks.
The severe cold all over Sweden
may also delay the harvest. which
cu: luv. seriou- and {shunning
consequences nor the Swedish food
rgtlonmg. ' '
Noted Swedish Artist To Decorate
The New SAL Liner “Stockholm"
Kurt Jungstvdt. SAW-dish artist. whu did some of thv murals on
l the old “Kungsholm.” is visiting in the United States sud ohiaining
1 new ideas before tackling the job of dw‘onting thr nmv Swmllsh
{ liner “Stockholm." now undvr construciion in (ioihonhurg. With
1‘ him arr his wife- and (laughh-r.
New Casting Method Perfected
Swedish statue-caster P. G. Berg-1
man recently left Sweden by the?
“Drottningholm.” on a three-1
month trip to the USA. he had!
in his luggage. among other}
things. a couple of spruce twigsi
cast in bronze. reports a Stock-}
4holm daily. The bronze twigs con-:
lstitute an example of a new cast-j
ing method which has now been
perfected after experiments car
|ried on for forty years by Mr.
|Bergman and his father. Herman‘
iBergman. whose sculpture east
lings are internationally well
}known. Among other things. they
‘have east practically nll works
terented by Carl Milles.
: Extremely accurate costs can
be obtnined by the new method;
er. Bergman mentions as an ex
ample that he had tied tWo twigs
ttogether with a thin sewing
‘thread. which he forgot to re~
imoVe before the casting. This
Ithread was also reproduced in the
feast, and one can clearly see
[where it has been cut off. Direct
seamings of lem'es. on which all
‘the fibres can be seen. have also
ébeen made in the Bergman work
shop in Stockholm - experts had
considered surh matings impos~
sible to nmkei On one of the
fleaves Sits a small grasshopper.
Wallace To Norway
. OSLO Oslo reports that Henry
A‘ Wallace, odxtur nr tho "Nu-w Rw
public" and further I' S. Sm-w—
tury of (‘ummrn‘e will spmk in
Norway's capital on April 19th.
Haakun Lie, sooretry of the Nor
,wvglan Labor Party. has announc
(d that Mr. Wallace will midi-Hts1
inn Oslo meeting of the Norwegim E
lubor My It thnt time and that i
I public manna; h “3&le
hy mm tou- a. (chewing any.
Iand on careful examination even
lsuch tiny details as the fluff on
ithe grasshopper's legs can be dis
| How the method works is still
{a professional gem-9t. Mr. Berg
(man's American colleagues had
iexpressed their doubts regarding
lthe results he had reported. The
jcasts he has taken with him will
1serve to convinoe them.
Sweden Still Has
949 Sailing Ships
STOCKHOLM The annual re
pnrt of the Swedish Sailing Ships‘
Association shows that during
1946 the association's fleet num
ln-red 949 auxiliary sailing vessels.
‘mtalling 86.991 gross tons.
i A largv number of auxiliary
:ailing vvssels were sold during
1946 to Denmark. Norway. Iceland.
’Panama. Brazil, the West Indies
‘nnd other countries. while 13 ves
sels were lost. Many new vessels
were delivered from the yards,
:hUWever, and many more are being
Greenland Not For
; Saleullenmark
docs nut want to son Gn-en- ‘
land and is not willing to no- ‘
gotiato with any nation on‘
such :1 3:110, Foreign Miniater
Gustav Rasmussvn said re
Speaking in Parliament. he
repudiated recent reportn that
Denmuk wu negotlntln‘ win;
the United sum on tho all. of
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