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THE SCANDINAV'IAN AMERICAN
large Number of Russians
Work Quietly In Spitzbergen
(Continued from Page. 6)
cal than mines in the Urals. But
any less conveniently situated 10-
cality than Spitzbergen is hard to
imagine.
Mr. Naomkin was away during
the winter, leaving in charge his
assistant managing director, Boris
Schenko, who is a newcomer. Lo
cal Soviet power behind the scenes
also is a newcomer, Feodor Fetch
in, who was suddenly nominated
consul during the winter.
No other nation except Britain,
whose consul is resident 500 miles
away at Tromso in North Norway
and never visits Spitzbergen, has
diplomatic representation here.
No Soviet attempt to establish
liaison with the 10 per cent Com
munist Norwegian miners on Spitz
bergen appears to have been made.
But at higher levels the Russians
have been busy contacting senior
Norwegian officials.
Mr. Schenko and Mr. Fetchin
have paid several formal visits to
Gov. Haakon Balstad. wartime de
partmental chief in the Norwegian
Board of Trade in London. and pil
lar of the Norwegian Literary So
ciety.
“'ldely Entertal nod
The Norwegian telegraph direc
tor in Longyear and an assistant
have been lavishly entertained by
the'Russians at Barentsburg, and
so have operators of the Cape
Spokane Metals
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But the Norwegians have glean
ed little information beyond the
fact that the Russians purport to
be employing the Stakhsnovist sys
tem in their apparently nonpro
ductive mines.
Although many Russians obvi
ously understand German and a
few English. none of them except
Mr. Naomkin dares speak any
thing except Russian.
Estimates of the local Russian
population vary from 800 to 2.000,
as compared with 1.280 Norwe
gians. No Norwegian has any idea
what the Russians import besides
food and some building materials.
There is no assurance the Rus-
sians are disarmed in conformity
with the 1920 treaty.
A little mining appears to be
proceeding at Barentsburg and at
Grumant, but Pyramid headquart
ers appear idle.
For all the Norwegians know,
the Russians may be working over
time on fortifications under cover
of the perpetual winter darkness,
when communications across the
island can be established only by
tractors or dog teams. '
Not content with their existing
stranglehold on Spitzbergen. the
Russians are negotiating with‘the
Norwegians to acquire fresh terri
tory around Jons Fjord, where
there is no coal but a useful site
for outflanking the third Norwe
gian mining settlement at King's
Bay (N.y Aalesund) to the north.
The existence of these negotiations
is officially denied.
A leading Norwegian official
told me: “The Russians will take
anything they can get on Spitzber
gen. regardless of its economic
worth. They appear to be more
interested in strategy than min
ing."
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Scientist To Visit Nobel Institute—
The liner “Stockholm' sailed for Gothenburg. Sweden, recently
with 336 passengers, among whom was Professor Martin Deutsch.
well-known scientist, who has been invited by the Academy of
Sciences to study physics at the Nobel Institute in Stockholm. Mrs.
Deutsch and their two-year-old son Peter accompanied him.
Swedish Research Ship Gets
Samples 0f Deep Ocean Beds!
Samples of the world‘s ocean
beds dating from prehistoric times
and submarine photographs at
depths where light barely penc
trates are among the records-of
the Swedish expedition ship. Alba
tross, which has just reached Lon
don from the Caribbean Sea at
the end of a 47.000-mile. 15-month
cruise around the world.
The ship came straight from the
Virgin Islands for a short visit
before sailing for Gothenburg, her
home port.
The trim. white, four-masted
motor schooner. a training vessel
owned by the Brostrom shipping
concern of Gothenburg, tied up
amid the smoke and grime of Lon
don's docks after a voyage which
had taken her across all the
world’s major oceans and into the
colorful South Seas. ‘
Prof. Hans Fetterssen. leader of‘
the ship's natural scientists, who
have brought back 4,000 samples
of sea water from all parts of the
world. rare deep-sea. fish speci
mens, and some 300 samples of
hitherto untapped ocean sea beds
lying down to 5,000 fathoms (30.-
000 feet) below the, surface. said
the voyage had been a “great suc
cess."
“Sample have been taken of the
ocean floor's carpet of sediment
which will help us read records of
the remote past," he said.
They used “piston core samples."
a shaft which could be plunged in
to the ocvan depths to penetrate
the sea bed up to depths of nearly
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Among the samples carried inl
specially refrigerated containers is}
one from the Tyrrhenian Sea,
where a. sounding in 2,000 fathoms“
(12.000 feet) brought up deposits
of ash left by historic and pre-i
_historic eruptions from Mt, Vesu-‘
vius. Dr. Nils Jerlov. responsiblei
for the sea samples and subma-i
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been taken at depths of 5.000 mej
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est depth yet attempted by that.
expedition. i
"The photographs show nothing
except the light content of the
water. which is very little at such
depths," he said.
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OSLO. —- Dr. Sverre Pettersen;
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whose calculations the Norman”
invasion once hinged, has resigned
his position as chief of Norway!
:meteorological service to head the
IU. S. Air Force‘s Meteorological
‘Research Division. it was an
!nounced in Oslo recently. Dr. Pet
|terssen left Oslo for the United
’States on September let. when
he told the press of his plans to
loontinue research in his special
{field M namely. the movements of
;air currents at high altitudes. Ad
‘juriged one of the top men in his
field. the Norwegian scientist had
icarlier e» from 1939 to 1942 -—<
:headcd the Department of Meteor
,ology at_the Massachusetts Insti«
gtute of Technology. From that
{time until the end of the war he
lserved with the British weather
iservices. later receiving a person—
:al citation from General Eisenhow.
er for his part in pre-invasion
planning.
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