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Scandinavian American. [volume] (Seattle, Wash.) 1945-1958, February 01, 1948, Image 4

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Budget Emphasizes Aid for
Cultural and Social Purposes
STOCKHOLM.—(By airmail)—The biggest item on the
Swedish budget proposed for the period July 1, 1948 - June.
30. 1949, is that of the Department of Social Welfare,_ for
which not less than 1.338 million kronor ($371,7 million) is
being asked. This is 382 million kronor more than the sum
proposed last year, when expenses for this department for
_the first time approached one-lull; l———-—~—-—-———-—-—
lion kronor. The increase is caused
chiefly by two new social reforms
voted by last year’s session of the
Riksdag: substantially greater old
age pension to all persons over
Sixty-seven years. and cash allow
ances to most children under six
teen.
The general increase for social
Welfare is. in fact. even greater
than these figures indicate, since
during the past year a new De
partment of the Interior has been
founded to take over some of the
earlier functions of the Social Wei
fare Department. Thus matters
concerning public health, hospital
care, and the State Police organi-
Zation are now handled by the new
division. which requests 229 mil
lion kronor ($63.6 million). to be
spent mainly on hospitals and med
ical care.
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Power Ci‘ly
Electric Co.
CONTRACTORS
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Broadway 3517
Spokane Toilet Supply Co.
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Expenses for the national de
fense is the next highest item on
the budget, or 736 million kroner
($205 million), a decrease of 62
million kronor as compared with
the current budget year. The ex
penditure of the Department of
Education and Church Affairs is
calculated to increase by 92 mil
lion kronor to 532 million kronor
($1415 million). Other branches,
aside from that of the national de
fense, offer considerably reduced
budgets. They are the Departments
of Communications, Agriculture.
and Supply. The expenditure of the
last mentioned is lowered by 31
million kronor thanks to the abo
lition of subsidies for certain im
‘ports.
‘Budget Over Balanced By Means
i of Proposed Indirect Taxes
The Government revenues for
1948-49 are estimated to be 4.769
million kr. ($1,324 million). and ex
penditures 4,230 million ($1.175
million). The surplus calculated at
539 million kr. ($150 million), is to
be achieved, partly by higher tele
phone rates and increased railroad
fares (39 million kronor), partly
by increased taxes on tobacco, al
coholic beverages. wines, gasoline.
etc. (450 million kronor), and on
lottery tickets (50 million kronor).
The special Capital Budget, cov
ering investments in various state
owned enterprises, Government
'credits. etc., balances at 343 mil
lion kronor ($93.3 million). To cov
er this and certain other possible
expenditures. estimated at 400 mil-
Carsiens Packing
Company
lake-view 2601
SPOKANE
Riverside
Warehouses. Inc.
COMMERCIAL AND
HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNTS
STORAGE — CARTAGE
PACKING
Riverside 8063
E. 4] Gray Ave.
Culmsi'ock Arms
Apafimgnf _H_oi'e|
Home Cooked Food
Dinners 5:00 to 8:00 P. M.
“'eek Days
Management
LESLIE ANDVELSIE CHEEK
Riverslde 7181
“'ashington and Eighth
SPOKANE
Spokane
Spokane
N. 70‘! Regal
Spokane
Lakeview 2693
Lake-Hr“ 6536
Spoknne
Past Aero Member
Is Council Aspirant
A former member of the Aero
Mechanics Union is on next Tues
day's ballot for a Seattle city
council position.
He is Howard F. Smith. who
was a mechanic in Shop 907 dur
ing 1942 and 1943.
Smith is now a hotel own‘er and
although the Municipal League
classifies him as a “successful busi
ness man." he insists that he is
nothing more than just a common
worker. His election program con
sists of a determination to “awak
en the city administration and
gain new industries and payrolls
for Seattle." He also is an avowed
enemy of the Communist party,
and has been called as a witness
in various investigations to testify
regarding independent investiga
tions he has made concerning
Communistic activity.
“I was on relief in 1930, but by
hard work I've been able to work
my way upward until I own sev
eral hotels and other valuable
property.“ Smith says. "It is this
opportunity to advance which
must be observed, and it is the
duty of the city administration to
encourage new industries and new
business so that workers can
advance.”
lion kroner. the Government may
possibly have to borrow 200 mil
lion kronor. .
' Among the means suggested by
lthe Government for the purpose of
’checking inflation-«which in Swe
‘den is still rather moderate——are
«restrictions on investments. re
!duced consumption caused by high
fer taxes on non-essential goods
gand by increased control of the
ipurchasing power such as a ceiling
‘on dividends, and an intensified
jsavings campaign. In the interest
:of economy. construction of new
houses is also to be held down.
Finfirlce; Minister Cdnrrfients VOn
Sweden's Dollar Shortage
Commenting on Sweden‘s pres
ent shortage of dollars. Ernst
Wigforss, Minister of Finance, de
clared that the extent of the de
mands on Sweden's dollar reserves
was not foreseen sufficiently
early, and this has placed Sweden
in a strained situation. This does
not. however. .mean that surplus
of imports represents an unfavor
able factor in the country's eco
nomic life. A big foreign exchange
reserve is not alwavs to be pre
ferred to a commodity reserve, or
to an increase in production.
Mr, Wigforss ended his analysis
of the budget and Sweden's finan
cial situation by saying that infia<
tion can be stopped if the economic
situation all over Europe gradually
improves, which now seems within
the realm of possibility. He
stressed. however. that the Swed
ish Institute of Economic Research
does not expect that the dearth of
fuel and food stuffs will be com
pletely offset before 1951. Regard
ing the economic situation in the
United States, which is of decisive
importance to' Sweden. the Insti
tute believes that the current in
flation tendency will continue
through 1948.
Sixty degrees below zero. Fahr
enheit. was recorded recently at
Norrakor. in the northern Swod
ish province of Angermanlnnd.
This is the lowest temperaturt‘
regMQred in the country this win
”: l . . V .
Electric Power Net Joining Norway,"
Sweden, Denmark and England Seen
OSLO—Prospects of any early
large-scale eleciric power trans
fers between Norway and‘ neigh
boring countries have been dimmed
by a. recent report of the Nor
wegian Power Export Study Coun
cil. The same report includes a.
number of long-range proposals.
however. which may indicate an
ultimate electric power net in
cluding Norway, Sweden, Den—
mark, and England within the
next decade.
Since 1931 when these studies
were first instituted. a number of
changes occurred which cut short
any plans for the early export of
Norwegian electric power~—among
them the rapid increase of home
industries power needs. Following
liberation. the Study Council has
concentrated mainly on plans for
linking the Norwegian and Swed
ish power nets. and now both coun
tries have agreed to build power
lines which will meet at the box--
der. ‘
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Home
Serving the Community for
58 Years _
1124 W. Riverside - Main 2181
SPOKANE
CHINESE
GARDEN
Chinese and American Dishes
American and Chinese Lunch.
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American and Chinese Din
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Open 11 A. M. until 2 A. M.
Saturdays— .
11 A. M. until 3 A. M.
W. 611 Sprague Main 4849
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1118-1121 Ide Avenue ._ _ Broadway 5076
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THE SCANDINAVIAN AMERICAN
The first appropriation for con
struction of this line wais made by
the Norwegian Parliament in 1947,
with the Solbergfoss power plant
the initial source on the Norwe
gian side. This will make possible
a transfer during periods of power
surplus, or at times when plants
on either side of the line might
suffer V a temporary breakdown.
Power export to either Den
mark or England hinges on fur
ther development of under-water
conduits, and little is expected in
this field prior to 1950-51, aceord
ing to the Council report.
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