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Scandinavian American. [volume] (Seattle, Wash.) 1945-1958, September 01, 1948, Image 7

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News Items From Denmark:
The new Anglo-Danish Trade
Past was signed on Sept. 15. Its
main provisions concern Danish
butter and bacon. The bu-tter
agreement, valid for one year.
gives Britain 60 percent of Den
mark's exportable surplus at the
present price. Denmark is to sup
ply Britain over a period of the
next four years with 90 percent of
Danish exports of bacon.
IThe price remains the same as
now during the first year and is
subject to adjustment during the
following years. Deliveries to Den
mark of British coal will be doubl
ed to 1.6 million tons and in addi
tion Denmark is to receive 500,000
tons of coke. Deliveries of iron
and steel will be increased.
‘8 it is
Further details of the easing of
rationing in Denmark are an
nounced. The prohibition against
the use of Neon signs has ‘been
suspended. The allotment of coal
to industry has been increased by
25 percent. Bread coupons will no
longer be required in restaurants
or for pastry.
It is hoped to ease bread ration
ing further during the next few
months or possibly to abolish it
altogether in view of the good
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Speaking on the defense ques
tion at Daugbjerg Daas in Den
mark, Prime Minister Hans Hed
toft said according to the Ber
lingske 'I‘ldende: “As social demo
crats we shall never cease working
for peace, but we must not ignore
the danger that threatens Den
mark from without. We have the
will to defend the country and we
will do it with everything we
The Prime Minister also con
firmed the purpose of the Govern
ment to abolish each and every
war-born restriction, the tempo to
be determined, however, by the
economic and commodity position.
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The amnation of Count Folke
Bernadotte shocked the Danish
people. The news dominated the
Danish press. Tribute to the mem
ory of the martyred humanitarian
and U. N. Palestine mediator were
paid also in statements by Prime
Minister Hans Hedtoft. Foreign
Minister Gustav Rasmussen, by
many Danes who had cooperated
with Bernadotte during the clos
ing phases of the war, and by many
Danes whom he had delivered
from German concentration camps.
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Greenland as Tourist Attract
tion—The “Turisten.” official organ
of the National Tourist Associa
tion of Denmark. writes that the
Danish Greenland Administration
has established Guest Houses in
Godthaab and Egedesminde. each
house to be able to accomodate 30
The day .must come, it says.
when somewhat more regular ho
tels will be considered. It has often
been said that Greenland offers
great possibilities as a tourist at
traction, and the time will surely
come. when Greenland will be
opened up for tourists. We look
forward to that day. says the
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Passenger Record at Kastrup
D. L. HEWITT. Mgr.
Pull Llno o! Muhlnm 0n “and
We Supply Puts and Repair
All Makes
611 E. Holly
Brown and Cole
718 E. Holly
2000 James
Airport—During the month of}
August a total of 40,634 passengers
were handled at Kastrup Airport
at Copenhagen—the highest figure
in its history. The busiest day saw
1,556 arrivals and departures. The
average number a day throughout
the.month was 1310. Of the
month‘s total of 40.634. 36.135 or
89% were transported by Scandi
navian Airlines System. The num
ber of passengers for the corre—
sponding month last year was
36.060. There were 3,956 plane
movements during August of this
year, as aginst 3,667 last year.
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The International Congress of
Antiquarians held in Copenhagen
drew dealers in rare books from
12 countries and founded an inter—
national organization. Danish anti—
quarians have been organized since
1920 and many of those in Copen
hagen are located in the so-ca.lled
“Latin Quarter" district near the
‘University in streets having such
:names as Fiolstraede. Studie
istraede and Set. Pedersstraede.
* * *
. It is reported that many spuri
ous 50-dollar bills, believed to be
of foreign origin, are in circulation
in Denmark. An international
counterfeiting ring is suspected.
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A Danish “Freedom Kollegium"
the first of a series of clubhouse
dormitories for students to be
erected in memory of Danish Re
sistance during the war. is soon to
be opened in Horsens. Under the
auspices of the “Frihedsfonden”
(Freedom Foundation) similar in
stitutions are to be erected in the
university towns of Aarhus and
ll ill It
World's first co-operative \dairy
at Hjeding in the county of Ribe.
Denmark. has been re-established
so as to be preserved for its his
torical significance.
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H. M. King Frederick will dedi
cate the poverml new Danish
Shortwave radio station on Oct. 1.
at 12:30 (Danish time). Other
speakers will be: Prime Minister
Hans Hedtoft, Minister of Educa
tion Hartvig Frisch and Julius
Bomholt, chairman of the Danish
Radio Council.
The sender is of 50 kilowatt
power and will. at present at least,
operate on a frequency of 15.165
kilohertz, cofl'esponding to a wave
length of about 20 meter. The
opening ceremony will be heard in
New York and eastern Canada
from 19.00 to 20.30 (7-8:30 p. m.)
in Chicago and the Middle West.
18.00-19.30 and on the Pacific
Coast 16.00-17.30.
In the beginning the station will
broadcast only to North America
but as soon as possible also to
South America. the Far East and
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Aage Vater. former Danish State
‘Director of Labor. .died Sept. 15
in Copenhagen. at the age ofLfi.
Howard E. Mills
1511 Cornwall St. Ph. 421
To the Finest Bar in Town
In (‘olumbla Hotel Bldg.
1217 State St. Phone 28
Tel. 456
Candidate For
Whatcom Count.V
United Nations Guard Truce
VOLUNTEERS FROM U.N.’s lntematienal staff made up a guard
force to watch over a truce arranged by U.N. in Palestine. Here
ILN. Secretary-General 'l‘rygve Lie sees the guard on in New York.
He had headed a number of social
bodies and was the author of books
and articles on unemployment in
surance and related subjects.
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To honor William S. Knudsen.
Generals of the U. S. A. Air Force
presented command pilot wings
posthumously to General William
S. Knudsen, also to Bernard Ba
ruch and (in absentia) to Winston
Churchill at the Air Force Reunion
in Madison Square Garden on Sat
urday. Sept. 18. “The purpose of
the presentations is to express the
gratitude of the Air Force to these
outstanding leaders in the field of
air power." said Thomas G. Lam
phier, Jr.. President of the Air
Force Association.
Mrs. William S. Knudsen will
receive the wings in tribute to the
memory of her late husband.
* 1! $
The genealogical collections of
the late Baron Joost Dahlerup of
New York which. by his widow,
Baroness Alma Dahlerup. were
turned over to Society Dansk
Quality Dentistry
207 Shafer Bldg..
(Rb and Pine
Elliot 3631 Seattle
Don’t be Tricked
into Prohibition!
Samvirke in Copenhagen, are being ‘
arranged by Commodore H. F.-
Kiaer, the Danish genealogist,
This work is nearing completion;
and these valuable Danish Ameri-g
can historical archives will soon?
be accessible to students of the;
history of Danes in America. The
address of Dansk Samvirke is 36!
Vestre Boulevard. Copenhagen V. 1
The Swedish Grand Lodge of the
International Order of Good Temp
lars has held it autumn meeting in
Stockholm at which it was decided
to arrange a conference of all the
Scandinavian grand lodges in the
interest of greater cooperation.
T 0 2 E R ’ S
Phone 6421 or 6422
Hours 9:30 A. M. to 9:00 P. M.
Free Delivery
1234 State
2839 Grant St.
Sincere Best Wishes
General Auio Repairs
'6400 Norse Whalers
‘Go To Antarctica
OSLO.V~'I-‘here is strenuous ac
tivity in south-eastern Norwegian
whaling ports as the Antarctic
whaling fleet—this year, the lar
:gcst since war's end # prepares
[to leave for the south-polar fields.
iWith the addition of the new
ifloating factory “Thorshnvdi,” the
11948 fleet will be made up of
110 factory ships and 100 whale
lboats the approximate size of
:tho pro—war fleet. It is estimated.
Sthat ovor 6400 Norwegian whal
lOl‘S and factory—workers will be
isponding the coming season in
‘Antarctir waters.
This year. several Norwegian.
whaling firms have purrhased
powvi'ful wartime ('(Irvvttvs which.
will b0 used to tow the whales
from the ('atvhvrs to the factory
ships thus increasing the ca
'pacity of the fleet. Four of these
fivessels are being outfitted as
fwhaling auxiliaries.
Using 9 factory ships, Norwe~
gian whalcrs in 1947-48 caught.
and processed 935,902 barrels 0t
whale oil and 54.741 barrels of
sperm oil. Counting the output
of one land station. 1947-48 pro
duction totalled 1,046,100. barre!!-
Duc in part of over-age equip
ment, however, output per 5M"
was somewhat below expectation
last year 110,000 barrels aw
gainst 175.000 barrels for British
vessels in the same area. Present
estimates indicate that if the
1948-49 catch can reach 1.200.000
barrels with no changes in pres
ent oil prices. the coming seasol
may mean $88,000.000 in bad!
needed foreign exchange. Open
ing date of the 1948-49 pelagh
whaling season, set by inter.»
tional accord. has not yet been
The world‘s biggest electric ow
erhead power line is now 1m
construction in Sweden. conned;-
ing the north and the central pan.
of the country. The total lenm
exceeds six hundred miles. and tb
line will carry a voltage of 380,”
volts. It is expected to be finishid
in 1950.
Phone 6440
Phone 3096

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