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Swedish Airline Acquires
Fleet of Domestic Made
STOCKHOLM; (By airmail).—
The Swedish Airlines (ABA) reJ
(may signed a contract with the}
Saab Aircraft Company, in Lin-
ROping. for ten “Saab-Scandia"!
passenger planes for their Swedw
ish and European lines. The pur-E
\‘nasing sum is reported to b'ei
about 54200000. and the planes‘
will be delivered successively until]
the end of 1949. l
The “Ssandia” is a twin-engine.|
T')'.\'-\\'ing monoplane, capable of:
turning ‘24 to 32 passengers. The‘
fuselage is of all-metal design andi
two 1450 HP Pratt & Whitney‘
engines give the craft a cruisingl
speed of 224 miles per hour. For;
high-altitude flying. the plane mayl
be equipped with pressurized cabin‘
and two 1.650 HP engines produc-;
ing a cruising speed of 248 miles;
per hour. Its moderate wing load‘
contributes to flving safety; flapsj
are used to reduce the landing
speed and extend along the greateri
King Gustaf . ..
(Continued from Page 1)
disaster. He wanted to keep Swe
den out of the war, and he was
mnvinced that the three Nordic
countries ought to act in concert.
In December 1914 he invited the
Kings of Denmark and Norway!‘
to Malmo to discuss questions of‘.
common interest to them all. The ‘
meetings afterwards provide to 2
have exercised a profound influ- ‘
mnce on the Nordic cooperation‘
during.r the war. I
The Nordic nations fortunately}
escaped being involved in thew
First “'orld War. During the in-'
ter-war period. King Gustaf, in!
Collaboration with his Government]
and the Riksdag, sought to give alll
possible support to the actionsl
taken to establish peaceful inter-'
Tiltiflmll relations, and Sweden1
took an interested part in the work?
of the League of Nations.
Appealed for War-Stricken ‘
Peoples l
Klli‘,’ Custaf‘s attitude when the
is mm; World War was approch-‘
ing was the same as it had always
mm. to support the work for‘
run . He hoped to the very last
fur :. pwawful Settlement. Once‘
11:33:: h» invited the Nordic Kings
2.. S’ l'khulni together with the
T’l‘lm‘l-Yil of Finland for discus-
Bu? Uh: ruins» of events in
Sr'miiiiuu‘t'm this time turned out1
1’ hr wry (llfft'l‘t'nt from that dur-"
.ztg th-- First World War Sweden‘
was ‘hv only ruunlry in the North
lhal e-scapwl 1th terrors of war‘
87“, ‘H ‘llpfltltvl‘.
Dun-n: the war the Swedish peo
ple wil'lwl mnrw nnitwlly than ever
mun-i the Klllfl as A rational sym
bol. King Gustaf gained the re
spect and admiration of all strata
If the populal'un for his Inlll‘zlflo
and wunllltSS m the most Ililflr-ul?‘
Sltllfi’l'lnh‘. and fur his v-xmnplnrv
exerrme of his authority. He
worl-wl indefatigahly for Sweden‘s
reutrality. which he considered all
important if the country was tn be
able to maintain its liberty and if
it was to be of any assistance to
its war—infested Nordic neighbors.
But he did not hesitate to raise
his voice in lupport of those who
part of the Wing, as well as under
the fuselage. It is equipped with
tricycle landing gear. The sym
metrical location of the passenger
accomodation in relation to the
center of gravity of the aircraft
considerably reduces the effect of
bumpy air.
The “Scandia” is now on the as
sembly line in the Saab works.
One feature which impressed avia
tion experts most when the plane
was first demonstrated was that it
could take off and ascend on one
engine only. The taking-off dis
tance required is only about 2.200
feet. making the plane easy to
handle even on small fieldsj
The deél has attracted great at
tention in Sweden aviation circles
and in the Swedish press, which
emphasizes that Sweden is now
entering the field of international
competition as manufacturers of
large passenger aircraft.
had been subjugated: he wrote
personal letters to Hitler, appeal
ing on behalf of Norway and the
Norwegian people. and to the Head
of the Hungarian State, protest
ing against the treatment of the
Jews under the Nazi government.
During and after the two World
Wars Sweden has sought to the
best of her pOWers to assist the
war-ravaged countries. King Gus
taf has in every way, in public
and privately. supported these ac
tions, in which also other mem
bers of the Royal Family have
been engaged, notably his brother,
Prince Carl. and his nephew.
Count Folks Bernadotte. who in
1945 succeeded Prince Carl as
President of the Swedish Red
A Popular King
King Gustaf enjoys a deep
rooted and sincere popularity and
respect among all groups of the
SWedish people. All those who
have come into contact with him
can bear witness to his personal
friendliness. He is simple in his
conduct, and he never deliberately
seeks popularity. He has always
disapproved of unnecessary pomp
and circumstances. but whenever
the occasion demands it. he dis
plays a dignity worthy of a reign
ing monareh.
King Gustaf's physical agility is{
too widely known to require much:
comment. Tennis has always been;
his favorite recreation. and until‘“
a couple of years ago "Mr. 0.";
was playing his daily game, often!
with the country‘s best playors.‘
it was with great regret that hel
had to follow the advice of his!
physicians to leave the tennis’;
mun, but he is still frequently;
sot-n among the spectators at ma-;
jor tennis ovvnts. He is also an‘
enthusiastic huntsman, and takes‘
:1 rt-gular part in the season's elki
vvr partridge shooting, and in sum-f
mvr hq- likes to an fishing in the;
wntvrs round his beautiful sum-'
mvr residvncv Tullgarn. neari
Stm‘khnlm. I
Bark l-‘rnm mum. In Good ileum;
A year ago. King Gusts! re-E
sumed his old habit of leaving}
SWeden for a spring holiday on the‘
1French Riviera, handing over the
Edutles of government to his son,‘
Norway Exports Up--
Key Imports Lag
Norwegian exports during April
(excluding ships) set a new record
for the month with a value of 182,-
400,000 Kr. (5 Kr.—$1.00). Ex
ports for the first three months
of 1948 have averaged 150,000,000
Kr. while the April figure for 1947
was but 126,000,000 Kr. Shipments
of fish and wood derivatives for
the month reached new highs. and
were largely responsible for push—
ing exports during the first four
months of 1948 to 637,000,000 Kr.
—~-some 205,000,000 Kr. above those
for the same period last year.
Though April imports were great
er than for the previous year. im
port increases over the first four
months of 1947 represent a mere
36,000,000 Kr.
l Fish exports during these first
ifour months totalled 192,100,000
,Kr. against 111,200,000 for the
lsame period last year; wood pro
‘ducts exports, 172,600,000 Kr.
[against 130.900.000 Kr.: metals
96,700,000 Kr. against 67,200,000
Kr.; and cod liver oil and whale
fat 82,800,000 Krragainst 39,400,-
000. It is noted that practically
the whole of the 1948 export in
crease can be attributed to expan-
Ision within these four categories.
I While the export program shows
!satisfactory results, the picture is
{not equally promising as far as
import licensing and foreign ex
change are concerned — especially
iwhen viewed against the planned:
import program. Licenses grantr
ed from Jan. lst to April 15th cov- ‘
er imports of 668,980,000 Kr..§
while by May 1st, goods valued,
at 934,900,000 Kr. had been im-:
ported since the first of the year.‘
As the licenses issued cover deliv-l
eries made at considerably later}
dates. imports are expected to drop "
off toward mid—year. Shortages of:
U. S. dollars and Belgium francsI
represent weak spots in the im-t
port program. Licenses for dollar‘
imports as of May 15th totalled'
182,000,000 Kr. against the 340,-
000,000 Kr. anticipated under the
program. For Belgium francs, the
figure was 21.40.000 out of a pro~
posed year figure of 164,700,000.
Key imports such as iron and
steel lag far behind program es
timates—84,400,000 Kr. licensed
against 269,800,000 Kr. planned
for the year.
The college chorus. Prof. G. J.
Malmin. director. gave their fifth
concert of the school year Sunday.
May 16, when they sang in Trinity
Lutheran Church in Enumclaw. ;
the Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf]
His latest trip to France a few
months ago attracted special at
tention on account of the sudden
rumors spread abroad that the
King was seriously ill. It was with
great relief the Swedish people‘
heard that these rumors had no
real foundation. When King Gus
taf returned to Sweden on. May 15.
sunburned and in good health after
his two months‘ holiday, he was}
as usual, wished welcome back by
large crowds of cheering Stock
holmers. l
Sweden Prelinred For Birthday H
All Sweden has prepared to cele
brate the King‘s 90th birthday
The festivities will probably be 0
-a quieter character than on pre
vious occasions, owning tn King
Gustaf's great age: the main pub
lic event in Stockholm will be a
procession through the town ir
which the King and most of th
members of the Royal Family an
taking part, This evening. King
Gustaf is giving a gala dinner
at the Royal Palace.
’ As on previous occasione. the
iKing's birthday is also being eele
Jhrated bv the issuing of jubile
istnmps. A unique feature of thn
‘eelehrzitinn is the relay race whie
iwas started some time ago frmr
5various parts of the enuntry and
traveling toward Stockholm. Th1
flast men in this race arrived at
the Royal Palace today. June 16
‘where they will deliver messages;
from their respective parts of the
[country to the King.
Norway Exposed
Strategetically, Says.lange
Addressing a Copenhagen political
rally marking Denmark's Consti-
Ition Day on June 5th. Norwegian
‘Foreign Minister Halvard M.
Langc called for continued efforts
by the three Northern Countries
to secure a closer policy allign
ment. Special stress was given to
the recognition of individual prob
‘lems which “can not always be
lsolved in accordance with a joint
:northcrn policy line." and which
lvary for each of the three lands
:dcspite the broad areas of com
;mon tradition and interest. “Th-3
‘clear recognition of these difficul
l‘ties is in reality the best founda
ition for the practical and realis
‘tic cooperation which must con
stitute our policy." noted the
Espeaker. “To call for 8. Customs
lUnion, for example, in the hopc
1that such an organization will
isolvc all of our problems of eco—
lnomic cooperation, is in no man
1ner sufficient. The same applies to
foreign policy. Were we not aware
of it before, the war has at any
rate tought us that the positions
of the several Northern Countries
do differ. We have all had our
own experiences." Minister Lange
paid high praise to the caliber of
public debate on these differences,
however, and termed 'open public
discussion a pre-requisite for
closer cooperation. Looking to the
future, he admitted that it is not
yet possible to ascertain the
course of developments. “The only
thing we know. unfortunately, is‘
that they entail serious elements
of risk, and that we must now
face this truth without being
gripped by hysteria."
A strong case was made for co
ordinating the peace-time defenses
of the three lands. and it was re
commended that investigations be
. fimtings to
gigs mogat flights;
THE SWEDISH AMERICAN LINE extends a cordial welu
come to His Royal Highness, Prince Berti], and the official dele
gation to the Swedish Pioneer Centennial being celebrated during
the month of June throughout the nation.
To the Swedish Pioneers and later generations of Swedish
settlers, many of whom traveled on the White Viking Fleet of
the Swedish American Line, we pay respectful tribute.
We are pleased to co—operate in endeavoring to preserve the
records of a rich and colorful past and in fostering a deeper ap
preciation of the lnfluence of The Swedish Settlers on American
Communities and Regions.
The Swedish Pioneer Centennial is being celebrated in Chicago. lll.
June 4, 5, 6; Rockford, Ill. June 8, 9; Bloomingion, lll. June 10;
Juliet, lll. - Waukeegd'n, lll. June 1!; Detroit, Mich. June 13, 14:
Escanaba, Mich. June 15; St. Charles, lll. June 17; Pine Lake, Wis.
(Hartland)-Lincoln, Neb. June 18; Omaha, Neb. June 19, 20; Rock
Island, Moline and Galeslmrg, lll. June 21; Des Moines, la. June 23;
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. June 26, 27; Philadelphia, Pa.
June 29; and New York, N. Y. June 30.
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The White Viking Fleet
23.") White-Henry Bldg. Sent“? 1, Wash.
made as to the possible extent of
“practical military cooperation."
even though Norway. SWeden. and
Denmark may not be in complete
agreement on all foreign policy
questions at the present time. “We
in Norway." continued the Foreign
Minister, “feel that developments
in war technique during and fol
lowing the last war have resulted
in our occupying a very exposed
position, strategically speaking.
We therefore believe that it is cor
rect to assume the realistic view
«that chances of keeping our
country out of an eventual war
are not particularly great.
Earlier. in a review of Norway's
economic development since liber
ation. Minister Lange paid high
tribute to the Marshall Plan as
"an aid to self help." He explained
how reconstruction planners had
counted on augmenting war-end
exchange reserves with .foreign
loans contracted on a business
basis. Though developments were
favorable during the first two
years after liberation, 1947 con
fronted Norway with problems the
same as those facing the nest of
Western Europe. “It was there
fore that Norway welcomed the
Marshall Plan: not only because
we ourselves would be directly
benefited. but because it will aid
in furthering cooperation in the
economic field among European
lands, and will help Europe as a.
whole to its feet.
“The Marshall Plan is a grand
and generous effort on the part of
the American peoplewone prob
ably unique in history. It aims at
leanding aid to self help which is
just what we need. For," concluded
Foreign Minister Lange. “we wish
"to the greatest extent—to pull
through on our own."

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