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Make It A Knockout!
We have said it before, but we want to say it again and
again: In the coming special congressional election in the
Third District the Democrats of that area have it in their
power to prove that the sweeping Republican victory in
state and nation last November was completely “phoney”;
that the underlying progressive instincts of the people
still exist and are ready to be asserted again at the ballot
' It grows more certain every day that the Republicans
received no mandate to tear up the record of social and
economic progress slowly and painfully brought into being
by the Democratic Party.
‘ Results last fall were a psychological conglomerate of
, war weariness, chafing restrictions necessarily imposed
on the people during the emergency, 3 weak leadership in
Washington after the sudden death of Roosevelt (a fault
largely corrected today by the courageous policies now fol
lowed by President Harry S. Truman); and, more per.
haps than anything else, the lying claims and false prom
. ises of Republicans that they would introduce an era of
“free enterprise” in which prices would be reduced and
everyone would be happy again.
The utter falsity of Republican claims are apparent today
every time a dollar bill is tossed on a merchant’s counter.
’ While prices continue to soar and the whole national econ
omy is permitted to approach the abyss unchecked by any
act or effort of the Republican Congress, the reactionary
majority in that body is preparing to destroy organized
labor—the only factor which has consistently fought to
increase purchasing power and thus enrich the lives of all
the people.
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This tendency must be halted. The election of Charles
Savage, a genuine progressive Democrat, to fill the seat
made vacant by Republican Fred Norman’s death will not
of course and of itself halt the drift toward disaster on
which Republican reaction has set the American economy;
but nothing possible politically at this time could more
startingly serve notice on the nation that once again true
Democracy is on the march and the hosts of progress are
forming to pitch the Republicans, with their ineptitude,
out of the position in control of the legislative branch of
government at the National Capitol which they won on
false promises.
The eyes of Democracy everywhere in the United
States will be turned on Southwestern Washington on the
day of the special election. If results in other sections of
the country, now and then since last fall’s general elec
tion, have been straws in the wind indicating a swing back
to ,the Democratic Party, a victory for the party of the
people in the Third District on June. 7 will be seen as a
whole haystack in a tornado.
Our state has been known as one of the most progressive
in the nation. Under a succession of Democratic adminis
trations starting in 1933 and carried forward by one of
the solidest Democrats of-them all. our present Governor,
Mon C. Wallgren, this state has taken lead in the nation in
its wholesome, humane approach to social and economic
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problems. Then, in the upheaval last fall, all this record
of sanity and decency in government seemed to have been
swept into the discard.
Election of Charles Savage to Congress and the tri—
umphal return of progressive principles in Southwest
Washington would wipe out much of the “disgrace” suf
fered by Democrats of the state when, temporarily be
guiled by Republican double—talk, too many of fundamental
progressive mind crossed over and gave victory to the
There are, of course, most tangible reasons why a new
face, a Democratic face, should appear in our delegation in
Congress. The matter of Interior Department appropria
tions cuts will, in all probability, remain to be settled when
the new Third District congresSman takes his seat. If that
new man is a Democrat, the hand of Governor Wallgren,
who is making a valiant and stubborn fight to save Bonne
ville and Columbia Basin power and irrigation, will be
greatly strengthened. The pinch-penny Senators and Rep
resentatives, who now appear to be determined to so ham
per Western development as to keep the region in an unend
ing state of vassalage to the Northeast, will be put on no
tice that the Republican Party, to which most of them be
long, is on trial in’every Western state and the election of
a Democrat to succeed a Republican in Washington's Third
District is pretty good evidence that the jury of 1948
will bring in a verdict of “Guilty as charged” when'the
people are asked to vote for the candidates of a party
which sought to wreck their economy and their future as
prosperous citizens of a region which could be rich beyond
'measure in the good things of life if they did not have
to ask permission of greedy, selfish Easterners before they
are permitted to scratch even a living from the potentially
rich soil, made sterile and unproductive by Republican
parsimony and sectional jealousy.
Yes, the Democrats of Southwestern Washington have
an obligation to discharge which goes far beyond the
state’s borders. And they have the duty to apply the
spark which will energize the party toward sweeping \‘ic
tory in 1948.
Danes Plan Youth Travel Exchange
A “youth clearing" arrangement
under which young Danes will be’
[exchanged for the youth of other;
countries during the spring and
summer of this year has been‘
reached by the Danish Youth Hos-|
‘tei Association. i
| The arrangement, which has;
Ibeen evolved with a view to en-i
labling the youth of the various’
inations to travel abroad despite:
Eforeign currency problems. will?
{apply to Denmark on one hand;
’and to England, France. Sweden‘
'and Norway on the other. !
i Each young Dane wishing to gel
‘abroad will pay the expenses of a!
‘youth visiting Denmark in returni
'for similar facilities granted him;
‘in the country to which he is go-}
ing, I
i To simplify the practical side of!
;this exchange. special travel cou-I
'pons will be issued to pay for ship
'and train fares, and board and‘
“l."dging. In addition. each youth
'wiil be allowed a'smaii amount of
~pocket money, In the case of
young Danes goingr to England.
1this will be as for a two-week trip.
r Th total cost of two weeks in.
‘Englnnd will be about $504 .
Specially low fares have been‘
‘ohtained for the passage some-‘
;what at the cost of comfort. but‘
‘these trips are not intended to be
fluxury cruises. They age primariiy
.aimed at enabling young people toi
satisfy their desire to see some—
;thing of the outside world at a cost
'within their means, '
' A special travel agency known
,as the Youth Travel Agency has‘
been officially approved to deal
with arrangements under this"
scheme and anticipates no lack or’
IDanish applicants —-» for thousands I
of young Danes. hemmed in thru"
seven years of war, are ionging to:
get abroad this year. 1
The main difficulty, this agencyl‘
beiieves. will be finding sufficient'
lioreignerl in the countries to)
which the Danes want to go. whoi
'want to visit Denmark. In col-I
laboration with the Dania: Youth.
lHostei Association. an office has
been opened in tendon. and it is
lestimated that at least 1,000
French youths will want to visit
Denmark this summer. ' ’
Nevertheless, this is not suffi
dent. The plan is much more far
reaching, and it is hoped ultimate
ly to create a world«wide network
for such youth travel.
Danish circles here are confident
of their success of the move and
estimate that between 5.000 and
10.000 young tourists will visit
Denmark this spring and summer.
A reduction from twelve to
eleven months in the training
time for Swedish military mn
scripts has been suggested by
General Helge Jung, Commander
in-Chief of the armed forces. He
also urges a Wider and more ef—
fective use of the motion piCIUrPS
as a means of instruction.
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Shortages Hinder
Norway Recovery
} OSLO-wnnmedlate shortages of
gtin for use in transformers now
iunder construction threaten to
lsinw the whole reconstruction pro
:gram. according to a recent Osir‘
:report. A Norwegian Ministry of
#Commerce representative revealed
{in a recent interview that all at
‘tempts to procure the needed
imaterial had failed up to the pres
}ent time. Construction of trans
iformers for the ‘new H01 hydro—
\eiectric project which it is hoped
will be producing 80.000 KW by
5the end of 1948 will hinge on w
iceipt of the needed tin within the
ieoming month, An official of the
stwegian Per Mure Works where
:the generator is under construc
1‘txon has noted that 13 tons have
been received from the U.S. and
.that another 20 tons has been
Jpromised from Belgium. This, how—
iever, is insufficient by far to meet
:the plant's needs of 60~70 tons of
tin per month.
This and other plants are now
constructing heavy transformers
for electric projects the country
over on which a large part of the
Norwegian reconstruction pro
gram indirectly depends. Ready
t.uilt transformers may be pur
chased abroad, but. willingness to
sell tin required for home produc
tion is another story.
The world‘s oldest incorporated
company. the Store litopparherg".=
Bei‘gslags Aktiebolag (The Biz
Copper Mining Company). has
observed the 600th anniversary
of its first royal privilege? which
were signed by King Magnus
Erikson early in 1347. Already at
that time, hOWever. the company
was a going concern. having been
engaged in mining operations ever
since 1288. Today it ranks among
the leading Swedish industrial
concerns in the mining. lumber.
wood pulp. and hydraulic power
llntrl .K' [Ea-smuranl Snppfim
710 l'im- St. ElJiul 627‘!
Feniron Sieel
Steel Fabricators
HM W. Garfield St.
(EA. 7348 Seattle

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