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Scandinavian American. [volume] (Seattle, Wash.) 1945-1958, November 01, 1948, Image 1

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Intic culture
center Planned
Far north of the Arctic Cir
cle in Norway's Finnmark Prov
ince, the village of Kautokeino
may soon be the site for a new
Scandinavian cultural center.
Norwegian and Swedish educa
tors meeting recently at the
University of Oslo have pro
posed that a center for nomadic
Laplanders be developed there
——one which will center about
a modern training school for
Lapp youth.
It has long been felt that the
unique culture developed by
these little-known people is rap
idly disappearing. and that Nor
wegians should become better
acquainted with the 20,000
Lapps living within Norway‘s
borders. The proposed program
will make it possible for wan
dering Lapp herdsmen and their
families to have a common cul
tural meeting ground with their
Dr. Gutorm Gjessing, Norwe
gian specialist believes that an
active program launched with
a minimum of delay will be of
great value in developing this
neglected cultural area. Par
ticular stress will be placed on
instruction in Norwegian-Lapp
Short-Wave To
With over 6000 Norwegian whal
ers in the Antarctic this season.
Norway's powerful short wave
transmitter at Frodrikstad is be
ing redied for a full schedule of
broadcasts to this desolate part of
the world. Crewa and workmen
aboard Norwegian whaling factor
ies generally sail in late Septem
ber or early 30000”; returning
home in April or May of the fol
lowing year. For them. the radio
is the only tie with the homeland
during this whole period. The new
100 KW station at Fredrikstad.
which opened in May of this year,
will beam regular daily programs
to the men aboard these vessels
beginning November lst. '
Engineers are still awaiting de
livery of permanent antenna from
the United States. pending which
provisional equipment will be used.
Antarctic broadcasts from Fred
rikstad will be transmitted on the
13 and 25 meter bands daily.
Trygve lie Backs
Bernadette Fund
STOCKHOLM, October 6,—(By
Wireless) —- The international
Folke Bernadette Fund, which
was started by the Swedish Euro
pean Aid organization to be used
to serve the interests of peace and
humanity. has received the follow
ing telegram from Trygve Lie.
Secretary General of the United
“I am warmly in favor of your
suggestion that a memorial fund
be created to assist the worthy
cause in which Count Bernadette
was interested. I can think of no
better way in which to perpetuate
the memory of Count Bemadotte.
and I hope that the project will
receive widespread support in
many countries."
A steady stream of contribu
tions is pouring in to the Aid of
fice from private and official per
sons as well as from groups, orga—
nizations. and business firms. On
October 1 the Fund ’amounted to
250,000 kronor. The day before.
50,000 kronor were received from
the Cooperative Union and done.-
tions for similar amounts from
the Federation of Labor and from
the Swedish Empioyers' Associa
tion. At the same time the em-
ployeel of the Cooperative Union
'contributed 20.000 to the Euro
"pom 4m. (Gm. {may be sent to
"8vennka Europnhjllpen — Folke
i Bomndottu Minneofond. m stock
.‘ helm).
.4 %
Q‘jé' 5‘
t } _ #1) Serving the Scandinavian-American Population of the Great Northwest
Vol. 4, No. 1]
Lucia Bride Chosen At Ballard’s Scandinavian Festival
Miss Asa Gudjohnsen. a blond Icelandic beauty. was se
lected as the Lucia. bride during the Scandinavian Christmas
festival in Ballard. She is a student at the University of
Washington and ‘22 years old. (In the picture above she is
seen with her court. Front row from left: Jeanne Palm.
Lillian Strandin. Mary Modi. Asa Gudjohnsen, Viola Peter-
HEM Sweden
Awards Honors
NEW YORK. Oct. 13.--—-F.lon V.
Ekman, Chairman of the board of
the Electrolux Corporatinn here.
has been awarded the Swedish
Royal Order of Vasa. with the
rank of Knight The presentation
of the insignia was made by Con
sul General Lennart Nylandor at
the Swedish Consulate. Mr. Ek
man is vice president of The Swe
dish Chamber of Commerce of the
U.S.A, and a member of the Board
of the Swedish Seaman's Welfare
Fund, the Swedish Travel Infor
mation Bureau. and the American-
Swedish News Exchange.
The same honor was bestowed
on Sigurd Hallager. of Hamdalo.
N. Y., an officer of Calitornia-‘
Texu Oil Company. Mr. Hulager‘
lived in Sweden about 20 yearsl
For some time he was head of the ‘
Tom Company A. B. in Stock~|
holm_md when uu- firm later was
merged with the Caltex Company.
he was made its Scandinavian
mananging director. Mr. Hallagor.
who was born in 1885. has long
been interested in the relations
between Sweden and the United
States. He still visits Sweden sev
eral times a year.
l A young artist from Sarpslxu‘g‘.
iNorway. recently returned fro in
‘Paris with what he hoped was a}
E'Tind". Browsing in an art deni
‘,ers‘ shop he had happened upon a
‘painting with a faint signaturv‘
which he thought was that of Lhe.
[artist Manet. Experts at Oslo's;
lNational Galleries soon informed':
:hlm that his guess had been right
and offered him $5.000 for the
painting on the spot. The owner,
lwith a more $36 invested. ac- ;
cepted the offer. But here his in- ?
‘tuition failed him. Only a few'
days later he received a telegram
than an American-dealer anew
mono (or tin-mow amour . l
son and Edith Bodie. Back row: Pamela Dunlap. Brita Alm
quist. Then Acton. Lenetta Nelson and Eleanor Carlson.
Miss (iudjohnsen will leave Seattle on Deeemher 9th to
fly via Scandinavian Airlines System to Stoekholm. where
she will participate in the Lneia festivities on Deeemher 13th.
She will also \‘isit Oslo and Copenhagen.
Exhibition 0f Latin American
Books And Graphic Art Held
1 STOCKHOLM. » , An exhibition
‘of Latin American books and nth
ier examples of graphic art npt‘nud
§Oct0ber 8 at the Natinnal Mueeum
there in the presence of many mem
bers of the South American dipin
.matic corps as welt as Swedish and
fi’nreign experts on the subjett
'Prince Wilhelm. youngest sun of
fixing Gustaf, noted pout and short
fstory writer, admitted in an ad
;dress that until now the knowledge ‘
iin Sweden of Latin American
Igraphic art had been deplorably
Incanty. despite the fact that these
countries. with their rich spiritual
{and material resources. must be re.
3 garded as lands of the future. The
[exhibition aims to increase the un-‘
Tdemtmdlng in Sweden of these}
loountries and to pave the my for
a more mun Muni- um‘
between then end Sweden. m
. 14
initiative to the exhibition was takv
en by the Latin American Society.
‘while the exhibits were made avail.
j able by the authorities in the South
American cuuniries and by the
;Latin American Institute in Goth
On its last trip In Norway; th
‘Norwegian-Anwrmm lmvr "Shav-
Tangvrfjord" literally mm mm '1
whale of an adventure W-n dayw‘
'out of New York. thc lmer actu
(ally did Cnllldt‘ with a whah‘ "It
‘was a real thrill for tho passeng
iers." commented Capt. Thor-sen,
i'lnd we thought or throwing a.
line around the creature and tow
img It home.‘ Unfortunltely, or
otherwise. the whale died and
fink. while the “no: conunuod on
It: course.
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