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Viking Ship Found
|n__N0_rwav_City OSLO.~—Exciting discoveries un earthed during building excava tions in the heart of the west Nor wegian city of Bergen have raised hopes of another Viking ship find. According to the Bergen report, workmen ha've already turned up a rib and part of the keel of an ancient vessel. Specialists called to the site have not yet been able to deter mine the age of the remains. though it is noted that the keel piece closely resembles that of the Viking ship earlier unearthed at Gokstwd. It is suggested that these remains may date from the middle ages. It so, it will be the first discovery of its kind Scandinavian Foreign Ministers Discuss Common Defense Problems Above are the foreign ministers who met in Stockholm. Sweden. September 8-9. Left to right: Gustav Rasmussen, Denmark. Osten l'nden, Sweden. Halvard hinge, Norway, and Bjarnl Brnodlktsson. Iceland. STOCKHGLM. ,Sept. 10 (By air maiii—The Foreign Ministers of Sweden, Osten Unden. of Den mark. Gustav Rasmussen. and of Norway, Halvard Lange, after a series of meetings here Sept. 8-9 issued a communique stating that they had decided that a joint com mittee be appointed to study the matter of military cooperation among the three countries. The initiative was taken by Sweden last May, and preliminary discus sions have been held in the mean: time. According to the‘ communi que. the approach to the problems of military security differs to a certain extent in the three coun tries owing, among other things, to their different geographic po sition. However. the Ministers did find sufficient basis for a joint in vestigation of the possibilities for a Scandinavian military alliance. Papers Favor Mlnlsters’ Decision Two leading Stockholm papers, the Conservative Svenska Dagbla- Erik Boheman . New Ambassador 'l'o Washington STOCKHOLM. Sept. 1.—By airmaiU—The Swedish Ambas sador to the Court of St. Jame's, Erik Boheman. has been appointed Ambassador to Washington. He succeeds Her man Eriksson, who served as envoy since 1945 and has now been made Ambassador to Den mark. Erik Boheman. who was born in 1895. has been Minister to Ankara and Sofia, Athens. War saw and Bucharest. and Paris. In 1947 he was appointed Am bassador to London. From 1988 to 1945 he held the post as See retary General of the Foreign Office in Stockholm. He ha taken part in a great number of League of Nations meetings and other international confer ences and has also been a mem ber of Swedish defense and oth er government committees. ~,f"5’? “5% » 49, m) ,J N _ Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest Vol. 4, No. 9. det and mentored Stockholm Tid ningen. which have long cham pioned the cause of a Scandinavian military cooperation. greeted the communique with satisfaction. The different points of view in the three countries as to the future foreign policy of Scandinavia, are analyzed thus by Svenska Dagbla det: “The great majority in Swe den believes that by Scandinavia remaining outside of any bloc the cause of peace is furthered, while Denmark and Norway lean more toward an immediate adherence to a Western bloc, now in the process of being created." This paper finds that the proposed investigation will deal only with the pros and cons of a Scandinavian military cooperation, while the discussions of its foreign policy consequences will be postponed until the com mittee has reached a tangible re sult. Norway‘s Candidacy to Security Council to Be Backed | At one of the Foreign Ministers meetings of September 8 and 9. in which also the Foreign Minister of Iceland. Bjarni Benediktsscn. took part. the agenda of the forth coming session of the General As sembly of the United Nations in Paris was discussed. It was de cided. according to a special com ‘munique. to support the candidacy 10! Norway to membership in the Security Council. after Belgium. Also on all other important mat-i ters due for discussion by the As-‘ sembly, it was found that the: points of view of the four foreign; ministers coincided. and they; agreed to maintain close contact' during the session in Paris. ‘ For more than twenty years.‘ Scandinavian to re i g n ministers; have regularly met among them-; selves prior to an important in-‘, ternational political conference. i N’ew York-Copenhagen The Swedish American Line an nounces that beginning Dec. 10. 1948 its liner "Stockholm,” will proceed direct to Copenhagen after first docking at Gothenburg. Its "Gripsholm" will continue her sail ings on the New York-Gothanburg route. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER, 1948 Count Bernadette Murdered In Jerusalem Amman, Trans-Jordan, Sept. 17 —Count Folke Bernadette and a French aide were shot to death in the Jewish-held part of Jerusalem. The United Nations mediator and French Col. Andre Serot were killed by “men in Jewish army uniforms," said a telephon mes sage to the Associated Press here. Bernadette had arrived in Jeru salem by air from Damascus. Syria, at 11 a. m. He flew in de spite anonymous threats upon his life, declaring that he refused to be frightened. While Bernadotto was flying from Damascus to Jerusalem, he received a radio message warning him not to land—---that all aircraft would be fired on. An hour later, Bernadette landed. As he glimbed into his car. a snipvr’s bullet thudded into the rear wheel. “I don't mind being shot at by regulars," the count commented as he examined the hole. “but not by irregulars." Israeli government forces have been ordered to round up all Stern Gang members, with instructions to shoot if necessary. following the assassination of Count Folke Bermdotte, unofficial Tel Aviv re ports said. Large-scale arrests reportedly have been made in Jerusalem, where a curfew had been imposed throughout the Jewish area. Dr. Ralphe Bunche, acting UN mediator for Palestine. sent a tele gram to Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok declaring that the UN Palestine mediator's assassi nation “constitutes a breach of truce of the utmost gravity for which the provisional government of Israel must assume full respon sibility." - Dr. Bunche asserted that Mr. Shertok's “prejudicial and un— founded statements concerning truce supervison" made at a press conference Sept. 16 “are not the kind of statements which would be calculated to discourage rep rehensible acts of this kind." Cairo dispatches reported that the Zionist radio station. Voice of Israel. said the Israeli Government is adopting “most vigorous and en ergetic measures" to bring the as sassins of Count Bernadotte to justice. The Jewish station blamed “criminal outlaws" for the crime. The shooting took place in the Katamon section of Jerusalem, High Honor To K. 0. Erickson K. O. Erickson, 84. who pio neered the development of the Olympic Peninsula, was honored recently with the highest. award Sweden. his native country, can grant to a civilian. Erickson. a grizzled wiry old ster. was given the Order of the North Star by Ivar Lundequist. Swedish consul. at a Swedish Bus iness men‘s Association dinner honoring him. The guests had to wait some time for the wealthy pioneer who came in from Port Angeles by bus. “I‘d forgotten Seattle was still on daylight-saving time." he said by way of explqnation as ye re- 'célved'the mean]. one of 10 over ‘granted to former Swedes now The above picture of Folko Bvrnadotte. United Nations mediatur in Palestine, was made at the International Rm! (‘russ cum'entiun in Stockholm, three weeks before his death. conquered by the Jews from the Arabs prior to the departure of the British. Count Bernadotte and the other victim of the shooting. Col. Andre Pierre Serrot, were 1traveling in a convoy of several UN cars. ‘ Col. Frank Begley, UN observer in the car with Count Bernadette, gave this account: “We were stopped by a jeep full of irregulars in Jerusalem at an abandoned roadblock. There was a lot of milling around, then two men dressed in the military uni forms came up to the car. “A man with a tommygun walked past my window and snarled. I saw trouble coming and started to jump out. Then a sec 10nd man came up and wrestled ‘with me as the first one started shooting. “The first one had looked into the car and recognized the Count. He never said a word. He just raised his gun and started shoot ing." A Stern Gang spokesman in Tel Aviv, commenting on the assas sination. was quoted by Reuters as saying: “I am satisfied that It has happened." The spokesman added that he was unaware whether members of the Stern Gang were responsible for the killing. } An Israel Army censor in Jeru salem banned all mention of the living in the United States. Erickson. who crossed the Quil- Iayute range in the Olympics to establish a trading post with the Indians. founded the town of Mora in Clallam County. named after his hometown in Sweden. He has donated Erickson Park and a playground for children to the city of Port Angoles and built a similar park in his Swedish hometown. Erickson, who picked up thou sands of valuable timber acres "for a song" many years ago, also has donned heavily to the Swe dish Boy Scouts. Bering Portrait Found The Danish “Politiken' reports An interesting discovery. 3 por tnit. of Vitus Bering, the only one in existence. The punUng~in 0|! on heavy piper-«his been present ed to the city of Human. whom Bertnx was born in 1681. 14 . 10c a Copy fact that the assassination took place on the Jewish side of the embattled city and even blue-pen ciled the fact that the locale was censored by the Israeli Army. ‘ Dispatches covering these points ‘were transmitted by channels un available to Jewish censors. Dr. Bunche. who succeeds Count Bernadette. has been regarded as one of UN's most competent ad ministrators. He is the author of several books. was 3 Phi Beta Kappa student, and a star athlete. He has held a number of posts in international activities. He is the grandson of an American Negro slave. Both the need and the prospects for drastic United Nations action in the Palestine case have been intensified by the premeditated as sassination of the UN mediator. Count Folke Bemadotte. This grave incident is expected to multiply the support within UN for Secretary General Trygve Lle‘s proposal to set up a large UN guard force for police duty in trou ble spots. Whatever hope Israel may have had of early admission to UN is believed to have been shattered by the assassination. Famous Archeologist On The Gripsholm The turmer director at ”w Swedish lnstiiutt- in Roman I‘m lessor Erik Sjixluiu. “1:" has bwn invlu'd in N‘M‘h an-hmblugy u \hr Prinremn l'nhrhity, N. J.. 5r rlvod with MH wife shoard the Swedish .Um‘ricul liner "Grips holm" on September 7.