OCR Interpretation

Scandinavian American. [volume] (Seattle, Wash.) 1945-1958, November 01, 1947, Image 1

Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093436/1947-11-01/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Teacher Returns
From Denmark
Miss Janet Jurgens, Fresno,
(‘alif., reeently returned with the
“Drottnlngholm” from Denmark,
where she spent the summer.
Trades Reindeer
Fer Snow-Mobile
-OSLO. -— Far north of the
Arctic Circle on Norway‘s des—
olate Finmnark Plateau, Lapp
reindeer herdsman 036 P. Utsi,
Kas taken his last sleigh ride.
lNo more long trips through
the sunless winter darkness be:
hind his antlered team. The
20th century has come to Nor
way's Arctic inlands. and Mr.
Utsi has just purchased a mod
em snow-mobile,
.The belted vehicle'will be
used to transport clothing and
supplies to his herdsmen as
they follow the deer across
their winter feeding grounds.
Meat and various reindeer pro
ducts will be hauled on the re
turn trips.
The vehicle's new owner
notes that it"is ideally suited
for the johns the area is gen
erally flat and roads are little
more than a summertime for
' The number of cases of tuber
culosis is rapidly decreasing in
Sweden. This is chiefly due to the
fact that a great part of the popu
lation have been X-rayed twice,
but no more than one-tenth of one
per cent have been in real need of
Hambro Arrives In New York
(‘arl J. Umbra. president 0! the Norwegian parliament. recently
arrived In New York on the ‘1)rlpsholm" in the company oLhis
I'Kc. Ml. Hugh“ ll n;delognte lrom Notwny to the (Jenn-II As-
Mao! tld WM MID-IL ‘
Sec. 562, P. L. & H.
. P A I D
. Seattle, Wash.
5 . . Permit No. 4513
= t O
o.‘{/' e
fl “‘1
' r9 ,, 4’ Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest
lid. 3, No. 10.
Aluminum Life
Boats Tested
OSLO—Recent Oslo tests of new
aluminum life boats built by AS
Aluminumsbaater in Kristiansantl.
included trial drops of up to 20
feet interspersed with prolonged
crashing against the sides of the
test vessel.
They weathered the. tests with
out a single loosened seam. Near
ly 40 per cent lighter than the av
erage life boat of similar size. the
new boats are regarded with con
siderable interest in Norwegian
shipping circles. Eight of them will
be installed aboard the new
Norway Planting
Fish By Planes
OSLO—~Restocktng of Norway‘s
high mountain lakes and streams
is not the arduous and often back
breaking task it once was. Thanks
to the aeroplane. trout planting in
many of the country‘s near in
accessible mountain lakes is now
taking place at a record pace.
Recently a Sea-Bee amphibian
transported 10.000 tiny fish from
Oslo to four mountain lakes within
a few short hours. There the craft
simply landed on the lakes where
the fish were released.
Special containers with slide
openings through which the young
fish may he slipped out will soon
be installed aboard the planes.
New Swedish Motor liner Makes Trial Run
The trial run of the new Swedish
American motorliner “Stockholm".
the largest passenger vessel ever
built in Sweden. made November 2.
proved “eminently satisfactory".
G. H. Lundbeek, Jr., managing‘di
rector of the Line said yesterday.
The 11,000 gross ton. yacht-like
motorship is expected to enter the
company‘s trans-atlantic service
early next year.
The MS. “Stockholm". although
about the same size as the SS.
“Drottningholm”, which will be
withdrawn from service in Febru
ary, will carry 400 passengers in
two classes. all in outside state
rooms. While not a luxury ship.
the new 525-ioot liner incorpor
ates many new devices in ship
building and passenger comfort.
as well as the arrangement and
artistic decoration of public and
private rooms.
Built for a speed of 19 knots
Norway EXpedition
To The Antarctic
i OSLO mime suentific expedition
:tinanced by the Norwegian Whal
iing Association which will spend
ithe coming months investigating
‘the Antarctic coastline and adja
icent waters. left Sandefjord. Nor
iway. on October 22nd.
i According to plan the expedition
‘vessel "Brattegg" will touch at
‘Montevideo en route to Grahams
Land and the Ross Sea. The “Bratt
egg“ is a 163-foot steel ship built
in 1932 with a fuel storage capac
ity sufficient for the entire trip
and is being rented from the
{Trondheim firm A S Huviiske. It
is also equipped with a frcczmg
system for the preservation of
specimens, and is especially well
lbuilt, with a reinforced bow and
The expedition will be under the
command of Captain Nils Lar
sen of Sandefjord who heads the
crew of 17 men. Scientists aboard
will be equipped with a well
roundcd assortment of special
equipment. It is expected that the
vessel will reach the Anarctic
fields by early December where
investigations will continue until
the middle of March. i
when fully loaded, the "Stock—
holm" will make the trip between
New York and Gothenburg in eight
days. The navigational equipment
and safety system on board is of
the highest quality. The greatest
importance is attached to officers
and crews quarters in keeping
with the company's policy that a
satisfied crew means better serv—
ice to passengers.
“The new vessel has bee n
planned mainly with a View to the
maintenance of the company's
regular service between New York
and Gothenburg", Mr. Lundbeck
said. “The comfortable arrange
ment of the cabins with direct ac
cess to daylight and fresh air is
most unusual". he pointed out.
"and with six hatches flush with
the deck, ample deck space will ho
provided for the passengers‘ en
joyment and comfort".
Stockholm Bridge Now Ready
F STOCKHOLM —- A big new
‘bridge, the "Skansbmn." connect’
ing the inner city of Stm’khnlm
with its extensive and rapidly
grow'ng southern suburbs-was (Df‘ :
ficially opened to traffic recently
in the presence of about 1.500 es- _
pecially invited guests and thous
ands of Stockholmers.
The new “Skansbmn.” which
stretches over the Hammarby Ship
Canal and the Hammarby Valley.
has a total length of 1.883 feet and
is 105 feet high and 112 feet wide,
It consists of a span with a length
of 381' feet. 'Whiie the rest is built
on pillarsi The decking accommo
dates th roadways, each 25 feet
wide. footpaths and ('ycletracks
and a special 26 foot wide double
track section for tramway lines.
It has been built by the Swe
dish company Mnnborg & Thorsten
to the order of the City of Stock
huim and has cost 8.600.000 kro-I
nor. Tho br‘dge is connected with
an extensive system of approach
roads. including "clover-leaf" con
structions. which have cost about
8,000,000 kr. The bridge and Its;
approaches are built of concretel
and have required 250.000 sacks
jof cement and 2,900 tons of steel. ‘
The building of this new bridge 1
had become necessary in order to
icope with the heavily incm-edi
traffic to the southeastern sub-j
1 0c 0 Copy
In appearance. the "Stockholm"
differs materially from the con
ventional type. Her lines are sleek
and modern. and the streamline
principle has been adopted
throughout the beautiful hull and
superstructure. She has a raking
Istem and a long after-body with
:cruiser stem. The single mast is
:another departure from the tradi
The new “Stockholm". the third
vessel of the same name. will al
ternate wi th the motorliner
"Gripsholm" in the company's
trans-Atlantic service between
New York and Gothenburg. The
Line also operates a fleet of mod
ern combination passenger and
cargo vessels. nearly all of them
built in the last seven years, to
i'eplave those which were sunk
while in the Allied shipping pool
(luring (he war.
urbs of Stm‘kholm. the population
of which has doubled to about 75.-
000 in th? last five years. The to
tal populatmn of the Swedish Cap
ital has grown by about 100.000 t?)
over 700.000 in the same period.
To Study In US
Miss Antrl Dunn-Simomn
from Odo. Norway. arrived re
cently In Ne“ \‘urk nhoud me
Swedish Ame-rind: Line's “Drou
n|ngholm." Slu- intvnds w handy
rhlld p-pcholngy at “In-clock
l 00““qu Begum.

xml | txt