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Scandinavian American. [volume] (Seattle, Wash.) 1945-1958, May 01, 1947, Image 3

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Third District Election
In the coming special election June 7th in this state's 3
Third District, Democrats have the opportunity to retrieve :
some measure of the political fortunes sacrificed last No
vember as the result of disunity. 1
It will not be hard to replace the late Fred Norman,
whose career, recently ended by death, was so undis
tinguished as to have left no record of accomplishment to
be lived up to by a successor. '
The important thing to the people of the state is that ‘
he be replaced by a. Democrat. Norman, a Republican, I
squeaked through last November in a political reversal
that sent many similar nonentities to Congress, in face
of the fact that the state had never been so well served at
Washington as during the period when our congressional
delegation was preponderantly Democratic.
This is the period that gave us great power develop
ments at Bonneville and Grand Coulee, which, in turn,
laid the foundation for what could be a vast peace-time
industrial development. Now, in less than a year after
political reversals stripped the Democrats of their con
gressional majorities, we see the Republicans in the Na
tional Capitol reverse the Democratic policies which had
held such great promise for our state. §
The Third District election; to fill the vacancy left by
the death of Norman, offers Democrats of that section of
the state opportunity to start a countertrend calculated
to demonstrate to the people of the nation that the policy
of Washington Democracy toward public power and recla- ‘
mation is the PERMANENT policy of the majority in the
Pacific Northwest. This can only be proven by election of
Charles H. Savage to succeed the late Fred Norman,
This. more than any other immediate consideration, is
reason enough to urge Democrats to triumph in the Third a
District. With the issue still alive in the National Capitol, ‘
where cuts in appropriations threaten to slow up and ul
timately halt power and irrigation developments in the
‘West, nothing could so completely refute and repudiate
the destructive Republican policy in Congress as to elect
a Democrat to succeed a Republican in one of the Western
States most affected by the proposed cuts in appropriations
for reclamation and power.
But the Third District election has an even wider sig
nificance. From here and there have come evidences of a
swing away from Republicanism. Results of the spring
municipal election in Chicago are by no means conclusive,
but it gave Republicans no cheer to see their candidate for
mayor snowed under by an avalanche of votes for Demo
crat Kennelly so soon after last fall's Republican victor
ies in the Windy City in the Federal and Cook County
More recently. in the Waukesha Congressional District
of Wisconsin, where a special election was held to fill a
vacancy caused by death. the Republican candidate was
victorious by the squeakiest kind of a majority in a dis
trict normally heavily G.O.P.
If Democrats in Washington‘s Third District will get
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‘ Andrew C. Clauson has recently
“been renominated president of the
lNew York Board of Education by
1Mayor William O'Dwyer, His term
texpires in 1954. Mr. Clauson is of
iSwedish extraction.
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Gust Johnson, 78, Flies To Sweden
An air travel enthusiast at 78
is Gust Johnson, of Portland, Ore- {
gon, who is pictured here recents-I
1y at La Guardia Field 'as he
boards a Scandinavian Airlines
plane for Stockholm. With him on i
the right is his son, Henry. Mni
Johnson. who was born in Upp-l
land, Sweden, in 1869 and came,
to the United States in 1902. has.
been a resident of Portland since:
1910. He makes his home with|
his son at 526 North Failing St”?
Portland. 1
together and elect their candidate to Congress. it will con
tribute greatly to the jitters felt by Republicans through
' out the nation who are faced with growing evidences that
I the same voters who sent them to Washington last fall
on the basis of their promises are getting ready to pitch
l them out because of their apparent inability or unwilling
i ness to give the nation the enlightened, progressive type
i of administration which today. in regretful retrospect.
‘ our people remember they had learned to expect from the
I Democratic Party—to which, in ever increasing numbers.
i they are giving every evidence of a desire to return.
World Gymnastic Festival
In Stockholm l949
‘ STOCKHOLM. April 20. _ (By1
1 airmaill—Official invitation to the i
ISecond Lingiad, the world gym--
inastic festival in Stockholm in;
]1949, has been sent out in six;
different languages to 60 nations.‘
; This meeting. which honors the'
imemory of Per Henrik Ling
H1776-1839l, and August 13 and;
lwill be combined with a World;
i Congress for Physical Culture and i
i a Gymnast Camp at Malma Field. j
lsixty miles south of Stockholm.-
Courses and lectures will also be‘
arranged. As in 1939, when the
iF‘irst Lingmd took place, the
‘ main events will be staged at the'
lStockholm Olympic Stadium. At
lthat time. more than 7.300 gym
inasts from 37 countries partici
T The Ling‘iad idea is not basedl
lion competition between various
teams. but on demonstrations
ishowing the development of gym
lnastics throughout the world. It
aims at giving leaders and in
structors an opportunity of study
ing in concentrated form the
progress achieved along these
lines in various countries and of
learning from each other. At the
‘same time the event will constifi
'tute a general means of propa-'
'ganda for gymnastics and physi
cal education as a whole
King Gustaf v. of Sweden is‘
royal patron of the Second Lin-l
giad and the (‘rown Prince is vice
’ patron. in addition. the King has
instituted a special Lingiad Med-i
at. President of the executive?
;committee is Carl Albert Ander-'
.son. Chairman of the Stockholrr.‘
:City Council. Agne Holstrdm is
| secretary. i
Mr. Johnson plans to stay in
Sweden for an indefinite time and
his son for two months.
The tire Johnsons flew from
Portland to New York via United
Air Lines. Queried in New York
as to how he liked the flight, the
elder Johnson remarked that it
was a nice experience but not
thrilling enough. “There was more
excitement in the taxi ride for
five blocks in New York Ctv
than the entire 3000 mile flight,"
he said.
Professor Herbert Olivocrona.
famous SWedish brain surgeon.
who studied with the late Prof.
Harvey Cushing at the Peter
Brent Brigham Hospital in Bos
ton. is now on a lecture tour of
several South American repub
lics. He also attended the Sec
ond South American Surgical
Congress in Santiago de Chile
April 21-28. His lecture schedule
includes the following: Cities: Rio
de Jaiiioi‘o. Sao Paulo. Buvnos
Aires, Cordoba. Santiago. Cali.
Bogota. and Caracas.
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Seattle. Wash.
"Swedish Wartime ,4
‘ "There is a very interesting s-x
‘hibition of ('artoons in the gab
lery on the second iloor of the
‘Liberal Arts Building on the
campus (of the State University).
The display consists of a large
'number of Swedish wartime car
toons which are in America.
‘through the cooperation of The
American—Scam]inavian Founda
tion and the Sverige—Amerika
Stiftelsen, the corresponding org
anization in Sweden.
' "The barbed wit of the car
ltoonist, his ability to say much
with just a few lines. the biting
.scorn of the social philosopher
are all evident in these remark
able pictures. To appreciate theirI
Idaring it is necessary to remem
*ber that Germany surrounded
:Sweden during the war and was
lconstantly applying pressure to
‘force Swedish compliance. Swe
jden was almost out off from the
:outside world. It is to the etern
‘al credit of the Swedish press,
iwhich even in wartime did not.
iknow any censorship. that car«
jtoons attacking Fascism were
1published day in and day out and
ithe artists of Sweden were al
ilowed to sharpen their pens
iagainst the powers of the dark
iness and tyranny that stood al
most on their threshold. These
’Swedish wartime cartoons em.
;phasize the fearlessneSS, convic~
,tion. and courage of the Swedish.
j Material for 1,200 tons of paper
ifor the publishing of literature
ion the rehabilitation program or
ithe World Council of Churches in
:Europe has been purchased in
‘Sweden with American Protest
ant funds. The literature will be
distributed primarily in Germany.
according to Dr. S. C Michelfel
‘der. American member of the
council and chairman of its mat
lerial aid division at Geneva. who
1reported on the project to Church
1World Service. through which the
’purchasing funds were provided.
lThe materials include cellulose
and paper pulp.
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