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Scandinavian American. [volume] (Seattle, Wash.) 1945-1958, September 01, 1948, Image 12

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Many New Norway Power Plants
Are Now Nearing Completion
OSLO—Following years of build
ing. the first in an impressive se
ries of Norway's newest hydro
electric projects is nearing comple
tion. and much-needed power from
the giant H01 project in Halling
dal is expected to stream through
the wires to Oslo on Christmas eve.
Despite difficulties in securing
needed materials from abroad.
work has progressed steadily and
hundreds of workmen are pushing
toward the Christmas deadline.
The first turbine and generator
are already mounted while parts
for the second unit are already at
the site.
Whether the transformers will
be completed by December 15th
will depend upon the receipt of
needed parts from abroad. Erec—
tion of the 120-foot transmission
towers has been under way for
some time. and by late August the
project‘s main reservoir was filled
to capacity.
The Hol project is but one of the
dozen or more large-scale hydro
electric projects which have been
developing quietly since Norway‘s
liberation. A mainstay in the Gov
ernment‘s reconstruction program.
the completion of units such as
these has demanded that purchases
from abroad be. increasingly eon
fined to steel, machines and other
construction goods.
Ace correspondent
Reports Election
One of the Swedish veteran for—
eign correspondents. Alfred Oste.
who for 20 years has followed the
presidential elections in the U. S.,
arrived last Tuesday in New York
Aboard the Swedish American
Line's "Gripsholm." He is golng
to write about the election cam
paign for a chain of newspapers
in Sweden. 1
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Among the projects now build
ing are those at Rossaaga and
Aura. each of which will produce
200.000 KW’s. The Lyse project in
Rogaland will have a capacity of
150.000 KW's while the Maar de
velopment will have two turbine
dynamo units turning before the
year's end. Two additional units
are to be installed at Maar by the
end of 1940, according to present
‘plans. Expansion of present capa
city at Vinstra and Aabora is now
occupying large labor forces. and
‘these projects are expected to be
completed by 1951 respectively.
The long and costly development
of these power sources is naturally
reflected in the daily living pattern
or most Norwegians. But by con
centrating on this aspect of recon
1struction. present shortages of
consumer‘s goods will be laying
the foundations for increased Nor
wegian productive C a p a c i t _v in
‘years to come, according to recon
struction planners.
Joan of [amine
Scores Success
In Stockholm
STOCKHOLM. Sept. 9—(By Air
mail )- rMaXWell Anderson's drama.
“Joan of Lorraine," in Swedish
translation. was presented Sept.
3 at the Royal Dramatic Theatre
here. and became an instant suc
cess. It was not only the new sea
son’s opening program on the na
tional stage. but also the first
offering of the theatre‘s new di
rector, Professor Ragnar Joseph
son, himself a noted playwright.
who recently took over the man
agement after Mrs. Pauline
Brunius. ‘
| The first night audience loudly
{announced its approval of the
American importation. and the
next day the reviewers echoed
ithis enthusiasm. The title role is
i played by Gunn Wéllgren, brilliant
land versatile actress whose inter
lpretation of the Maid of Orleans
? is considered one of the most mem
:orable stage creations in recent
.years. The direction. by Harold
,Molander, and Herbert Grevenius’
’faithful and sensitive translations
were also praised. The supporting
[players had been chosen with care
and helped to round out a superb
artistic performance.
Mr. Anderson, who always has
had a large and devoted public in
Sweden, with this drama gained‘
new friends. “Joan" is hailed as a‘
dramatic masterpiece and thel
author as a skillful playwright}
Danish, Norwegian, Swedish Taught
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was announced this Week. This is
the first time Danish has been
taught by the University Exten
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mer years, Elementary Swedish
and Elementary Norwegian. m'll
be offered again. They will be
taught in the University's new
downtown education center at
Eighth Avenue and Blanchard
Street in the Denny Regrade. They
will give regular University cred-
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'and a poet of the first mag
This is the second Swedish pre
sentation of "Joan of Lorraine."
Earlier in the year it was shown
at the City Theatre in Gothenburg,
with another able actress. Gertrud
Fridh, in the title role. This per
formance also became a great
Soviet Antarctic
Whaling Doubted
According to Norwegian sources
{the Russian whaxzng factory ship
“Slava” may not participate in
Antarctic whaling during the com
ing 1948-49 season scheduled to
begin this autumn. Norwegian
whaling men employed aboard the
Russian vessel last season have
now been dismissed, and it is
doubted whether the Soviets will
take steps to hire new crews in
According to Norwegian whal
ing authorities, last year's Soviet
expedition was not particularly
successful. and it is suggested that
the Russians may be sending the
“Slava” to the Aleutians where it
would replace the old factory ship
“Aleut” which has been operat-
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University foreign language de
Another course proving popular
with early registrants is “Reecent
Literature in Translation" which
will be a study of Ibsen and the
Modern Drama. It will meet
Wednesday e v e n i n g 5 beginning
Sept. 29.
Full information about these and
many other University evening
classes may be had from the Uni—
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ME. 0630, Ext. 1235. Registration
must be made immediately.
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On the other hand, however. the
“Slave" may return to the Ant
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London shipyards are speeding the
conversion of five large mine
sweepers into whale .catchers for
Soviet account.
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and the outcroppings from which
the samples were taken are re
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Engineers note that the site is
advantageously located and that
transportation would constitute a
minor problem. Whether or not
the Suldal vein is to be worked
will depend upon the results of
further prospecting in the area.
Final Tribute
To Bernadette
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 26. —— To
the beat of muffled drums and
in the glare of flaming torches
Sweden paid a final tribute today
to Count Folke Bernadotte. the
assassinated Palestine mediator.
Last rites were held in Gustav
Vasa Church in the presence of
the aged King Gustaf V, foreign
diplomats and representatives of
the United Nations.
After the church services, 4‘)
Boy Scouts drew the coffin on an
open catafalque wagon' to the
northern cemetery. Thrungs of
silent, mourning Swedes watched.
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