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Ballard Firm Offers
Fishing Facilities
The Ballard Boathouse. at 607
Seaview Avenue. is equipped to
serve Seattle sport fishermen with
the newest type boats and necessi
ties such as bait, cleaning sinks,
motors, etc. The firm recently
purchased 50 Morris “Storm King"
kicker boats, 14 feet long with a
beam of 5 feet. The boats are all
equipped with rollers. doing away
with the inconvenience of dollies.
Other services include a parking
lot with space for a hundred cars.
There are accommodations for dry
storage for boat owners. Ballard
Boathouse is a member of the Pu
get Sound Resort Owners Associa
tion and is eligible for all derbies.
The owners heartily welcome sal
mon fishermen of this area to pay
them a visit.
Brown Light Prevents
Nightfilindaefi - , ‘
s‘fi'OCKHOLM, May 10. (By
airmal)-—An interesting and ef
fective means of preventing night
blindness has been tried out in
Sweden and will be used on the
units of the Swedish Navy now
under construction—the cruisers
“The Kronor" and “Gtita Lejon"
and the destroyers "bland" and
“Uppland.” These vessels are be
ing equipped with dual lighting
systems, one with ordinary white
light and one “emergency sys
tem" with tempered brown light.
For the illumination of chart
cases and navigation instruments
brown lamps will be used. each
with a rheostat, by wh’ch the in
tensity of the light can be ad
justed. An additional advantage
of brown light is that all colors
remain almost unchanged.
A person who has been in a
'lighted rocm is practically night
blind when he comes out in the
dark. and it takes nearly one half
hour before he regains a satis—
factory night vision. This has
been revealed by Carl Ekstrand.
‘head of the electrical department
of the Swedish Naval Adminis
tration. It is naturally of the.
greatest importance that lookouts,
navigation officers, and other
members of the deck staff should
have their eyes well adjusted to
darknesa when they go on duty.
Experiments have been made ear
lier with blue light. This. how—
ever. did not pmVe satisfactory.
and neither did red‘ Lght. since
it involves the risk of color Con
fusion. A neutral tint. similar to
brown bottle glass has been found
to be the answer
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First Jewish Refugees Arrive
In Norway - Their New Home
OSLO.—m0n Sunday, May 11th.
399 Jewish refugees from Dis
placed Persons Camps in Germany
set foot on the soil of Norway,
their new home. The simple, grip
ping ceremony which took place
'on the after-deck of the Norwe
gian troop transport “Svalbard“
was witnessed by a host of well
wishers who had gathered at the
port of Halden. and marked an-
Iother milestone in the long h’s
tory of Norwegian aid to all Eu-l
rope‘s suffering. "Norway is a
State governed by law." greeted
Refugee Director Sverre Petter
sen, “and our laws guarantee per
sonal freedom to every individual
regardless of race or faith." A
.similar declaration was voiced by
the leader of the Jewish society
I in Norway. New arrivals and wel
coming Norwegians joined with
ihearts if not in words as the
strains of Norway’s national an
them "J-a vi elsker" and the Jew
ish “Hitakwa” rang out over the!
crowded dock. There was scarce
ly a dry eye to be seen. ‘
“Until today," declared new
arrival Adam Limon, "I had the
limpresslon that Norway was a
poor country with a warm-heart
ed people. Now I know that while!
I was right about the people there
appears to be a higher living
standard here than I have seen
anywhere else." His brother Sig—
mund. a lawyer from eastern Po
land. noted that they are sooni
expecting a visit from their sis
ter now living in America. ’
"Fam a tallor," declared Saul
lBeinstock triumphantly, “and I
‘have my tools with me. Now I
will soon take up my trade again
This is the greatest day in my
lifewjust th‘nk, to begin again!"
, Father. mother and children wept.
! laughed, and ‘ped their eyes un
Nearly half of the refugees
come from Hungary. There was
the Landesmann fa m i l y »- two
1 proud grandparents, a young
married couple and a year-old
boy. They recited the same tale
:of forced labor, concentration,
{camp deprivation. torture. Butt
inow it was ended. In reply to.
icautionfng words that Norway,
‘was still recovering from 5 years
[of occupation. that there was ab
; housing shortage, and that the go
}ing might be difficult. young?
: Landesmann replied. "For 7 years“
{we have lived in barracks and‘
concentration camps. What dif
1fr-rence does it make if we haw.
‘ to live in close quarters when we}
can again live as free human be-l
,ings in a free land, free of race
lhatred." There were heart-hreak-‘
:ing stories from one death vamp
after the other: Auschwitz, Maug
‘ thausen. Gunzkirchen all left he
1hind. They had at last found 21‘
place where they were welcmne,‘
3 They had found a home. Said one,
“When the Norwegian sailors
took us ()Ver in Bremerhm‘en, we
’HU‘IODKFI‘ felt like displaced per-‘
sons, We felt like guests in a
great family. And when We saw
people standing on the dock and}
waving to us then we knew that:
We were welcome. Everything‘
about Norway is so different than I
we had imagined. tho weather.
the landscape. the people. Everv
thing is well, warm and good,"
Said the tWo Norwegian I'N‘
RRA officers in charge of the
transport, "Here are people who
will be a. pleasure to Norway.
Here are people who have fought
the Nazis as partisans in the Po
lish forests. They have labored
in Siberia. They know their trade.
They are strong and have sur
vived a hell which we can not
imagine even in our wildest
Harold Kapian of New York.
representative of the American
Joint Distribution Committee who
accompanied the group, noted that
at first the refugees were skepti
cal over the Norwegian offer-~—
afraid of just another disappoint
ment. “But when we actually
prepared to leave, there were
hundreds who wanted to come
along. But we could take only
400; a mere drop in the ocean.
Thank you for the reception you
have given these refugees. I have
seen a complete change in them
in the course of a few short days.
in the camp. They were despon
dent. today they are filled with
hope and faith."
News In Brief
l A group of British surgeons,
members of the Provincial Surgi
cal Club of Great Britain. will
make a visit to Sweden in May.
Travel between Sweden and the
iContinent will be faster and more
convenient this summer than in
lthe past. Thus. according to the
new time table. the journey to
Paris is reduced by six hours. al
lowing passengers to arrive in
Stockholm in the morning instead
of in the evening. The direct
sleeper service Stockholm-Basel
will be on a daily basis rather
than three times a week. and the
Scandinavian Express to Hook
’van Holland from Copenhagen
will run once a day. in addition
to which there will be a connec
tion with Paris via Osnabrueck.
This means that Sweden will have
two daily connections with Paris.
New carriages have also been
iadded to the Swedish roads.
. Dr. Marshall Swan. curator of
{the American Swedish Historical
‘MUSeum in Philadelphiahas ar
irived on his first visit to Sweden
where he will spend several weeks
1conferring with museum officials
ilnterviewed by Svenska Dag‘bla
‘det. Dr. Swan said his Museum
aims at being a cultural clearing
home between the two countries
1 Ten-day horseback excursions
3 through Sweden is a tourist novel
ity for British visitors arranged by
Nordic Travel Bureau. the Eng
lish Travel Bureau. and the Swed
1ish Riding Association. The first
party will arrive by air in June.
‘The route partly follows the main
.roads. partly along winding paths
.through forests and over fields.
passing many famous historical
spots in the provinces of Smaland
:iind Ostergotiand. Swedish horses
will be used exclusively. Many oi
England‘s most noted riders will
[be in the first group.
1 Puck Stocklassa. a young SWed
1 ish sculptor. recentlv showed more
.ihan 30 of his Works at an exhr
bition in New York. which at
tracted conszdcrable attention. Mr.
Stockliissa has left for the West
(‘oast and will later go to Mexico
where he has been invited to teach
at an art sihool
Last year was a healthy one
for Sweden. The number of cases
of epidemic diseases recorded was
14,559. as compared to an annual
average of 27.l85 during the 1931-
1945 decade
90‘! E. 85th hl‘f. 963'!
{Manuscript Fragments
‘Give Clues to Sweden’s
TMedieval History J
l STOCKHOLM, April 1. .-. (By
lairmaill -~ A gigantic jig-saw
lpuzzle is being put together by a:
Swedish woman researcher, Drfl
Tony Schmid. an expert on med-'
inval history, who for many years
has been engaged in tracing frag
ments of medieval manuscripts in
rrchives. libraries, and private col
lections both in Sweden and in its,
neighboring countries. In more ir-.
reverent times. these old manufi
scripts were used as cover mater-i
ial for documents of various kinds. _
They are now being brought to,
light again and help to give a new .
find more complete picture of med
ieval Sweden. Nearly 60,000 such.
fragments have been discovered,‘:
more than half of which have so}
far been checked and recorded. I
It was during the 16th and 17th:
centuries that a large part of Swe- l
den's medieval literature wa si
stripped and converted into coversL
for official documents. said Dr.i
Schmid in a recent newspaper in-!
tcrview. Tracing these fragments‘l
r-nd putting them together has,
been a. veritable piece of detective
work. Pages of one and the same I
book have often been found in}
many different places. and it hasi
been a very difficult task to iden-?
tify, for instance. the first and:
the last pages of the same work.?
which have been hidden for cen-i
turies in archives located far from .
each other. 1
The majority of the 60,000 frag-1
ments consist of theological works
lend about one-sixth of law collec-l
‘tlflnS, commentaries to such col-l
lections, and legal handbooks.i
Among other things. an extreme
ly rare anonymous book. "Casus
et Notabilia." about the decretals‘
of Pope Gregorious IX (1227-
1241), has been discovered. Only‘
one copy of this book has so far
tlueen known. Remarkable evidence
unknown to international research
in this field. of the very early con
tact between Sweden and Home
has also been brought to light in
the form of letters about Sweden
and to Swedish addresses from In
nocent III, who was elected Pope
:in 1198.
1 King Gustaf has arrived in Nice,
lwhere he will rest until his return
[to Sweden in June. His physician
l'as permitted him to play tennis
1fifteen minutes every day. The
linonareh will soon be 89 years old.
3 Crown Princess Louise of Swed
ien has gone to England for a fiuu
week visit with her mother. the
'«'owag\-r Marquess of Milford
.anen. The Crown Princess' hro—
lher. Lord Mountbatten. was re
cently installed as Viceroy of In
‘ "113. ° \
A new permanent display room
for Orrefnrs glass, designed by
Virginia Hammlll, interior decor
ator. has opened at Fisher. Bruce
& Company, Eastm‘n IYnitNt
States representatives (if Orni
furs. in their New York quarter"
at 1107 Broadway. The glzisa in
cludes large engravm vasos. urns.
and plates as well as plainor tum
blers. carafos. and wine glassos,
“There will be 50 percent more
Swedish glass available to Ameri
can shoppers this year than in
1946," E. Monroe Fisher. pres:-
dem of the firm. said at the open
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Trial of Gestapo
[Chief in Norway
OSLO Since the day in May.
1945 when victorious Norwegian
resistance forces drove the. Nazi
Gestapo from their headquarters
and slammed prison doors behind
them, one question has been on the
lips of most Norwegians: “When
will they try Fehmer?" The an«
saver came when State Prosecutor
Sund presented Norway’s charges
against Siegfried Wolfgang" Feh
mer, war-time Gestapo chief in the
Oslo district. and often termed the
most dangerous German in Nor
way. The indictment is the longest
yet to be leveled against any war
criminal by the Norwegian Gov
Now only 36 years of age. Feh
mei' is described as the Norwegian
resistance movement‘s enemy No.
1. not only because of his central
position in the vital Oslo district.
but because of his unusual capa
city The evil genius of the man
soon rated him the most feared of
the Nazi secret police, and the
strategist of the Gestapo in Nor
way. It is noted, however. that the
indictment is mainly concerned
with the details and not the broad
sweep of his activities. He more
than any other single individual is
held responsible for Nazi torture
in Norway. It was he who intro
duced the length of rubber-covered
cable. the leg-clamps, and the in
famous “ice bath" as means of
persuasion. He not only ordered
the. introduction of these death
Sessions but also participated in
many of them personally,
From among tne many cases of
death by torture with Whiih he
might be charged. the indictment
lists but three clear-cut instances.
He is further charged with the
(‘eath of 10 Norwegian prisoners
who were but a few of the many
who died in German N N, camps
vs a result of his orders,
Contrary to reports of his dash
irg chivalry and “man of the
world" bearing. the indictment in
cludes four instances where wo
:ncn prisoners were tortuned. In
three (‘ass he ordered the “ice
bath" and in the fourth he himself
heat the woman-prisoner so se
wrely with a length'of steel cable
that she had to be huspitalizui. In
contrast to' most Gestapo tried
hereto, F‘rhmm- generally admits
lht' charges but declares himself
not guilty. He was “only fullliwing
Hv has bm‘n most (ionpomthw‘
with Norwegian polii-e supplying
rmrh information and earntiig the
t'llt' 0f "Mink-l Prlsnnvr NH, 1."
lnspite thc lmgthy inlhk'tlnt‘nt.
the trial of tht' m'iny—sillwl Fvlimer
is t-xpet'twl l0 mm'r spev'iily.
Tho Stnckhnlm student frator
nity club at I'ppsala University
has marked the 100th anmvorsary
of HS own club house. in 1949
the snunt)‘ will be 300 years 0m.
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Iéc-In-ral “Hal “urk
IIDI3 Slruurl Elliot 8353

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