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Scandinavian American. [volume] (Seattle, Wash.) 1945-1958, March 28, 1950, Image 1

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Go To Finland—
Save Money, See Much
— Page 2
A Scandinavian
— Page 5
The New 'Liberal' I
— Page 2
Seattle Woman
Is Top Weaver
' — Page 3
Vo|.Vo|. 6, No. 6.
Horse May 17th
Event In Seattle
To Be Big Affair
B ierkeseth Elected
' President
Sixteen Norwegian Societies are
represented on the 1950 United
17th of May committee which met
in IOGT Hall. March 16.
The following were elected of
President, Andrew Bjerkeseth;
V. Pres" Setterlne Krogstad;
Secretary. Alfred Howe;
Treasurer, Sverre Jules;
Civic Auditorium was again
elected as the place for the cele—
bration to be held Saturday, May
13 at 7:30 p. m.
It was decided to invite Colonel
Bernt Balchen. commander of the
Tenth Re’scue Command, Anchor
age. Alaska. as the principal
speaker. Governor Arthur B.
Langlie and the Norwegian Con
sul, C. Stang, will also be invited
to speak. ‘ -
The program will include music
by a 16-piece orchestra. songs by
the Norwegian Male Chorus and
the Norwegian Ladies Chorus,
folk dances by the Leikarringen,
and as usual the children's pag
eant. which also will include sev
eral drill teams.
The program will close with
two scenes from Ibsens _ “Peer
Gynt." starring Viola. Johnson
Garing in Solveigs Song, the or
chestra and Leikarringen. Viola
Johnson Caring recently appeared
as “Nina" in Song of Norway, and
has an excellent voice.
$200,000 Raised For Norse Home
N ew Donations T0 Bolster Fund
About 3200.000. or a little less.
than half of the sum needed to
start construction of Norse Home,
a. model home for old people with‘
a hotel-like design and a hospital
unit. has been raised to date. ac
cording to an official report to
the Scandinavian American.
One of the latest examples of the
kind of whole-hearted support the
project is receiving was given
recently with the holding of the
Norse Bazaar in Norway Hall.
Seattle.. Secretary Ryland said.
Proceeds amounted to 33.400 in
clear profit. which was turned over
to Norse Home, Inc. New dona
tions are being made every week.
Building plans are being com
pleted and bida will probably be
called in a not too diatant future.
Norse Home, a two-winged aix
story edifice. to be erected at
Phinney and Greenwood Avenues,
Seattle. will be the largest under'
taking of its kind in the North
west and perhaps the greatest
Scandinavian enterpriae ever to
be launched in this area. Actual
conatruction, originally scheduled
for this apring, has been postponed
The home will be (or both old
and young people with no fixed
'living quartera. It will exclude no
one on account of nationality.
although it ia primarily intended
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Norwegians' Biggest Event In Seattle
Seottle Norwegisn leaders stand
beneath flags of the. United States
and Norway as six of their num
ber break ground on the site of
the New Norway Center. Shovels
-for those of Norwegian birth or
ancestry. Private rooms with toilet
facilities. libraries. workshops. a
modern hospiial unit. etc., will be
lloted Swedish Pianist, Scandia Folk
Dancers Are Billed (In Same Program
Gunmr Hahn. the well knownl
Swedish piuilet and minority on:
loll: mualc. will give a concerti
at Manny Hill, Seattle, April 8 at
8:80 p. In. \
Another feature or the program
will be a demonstration by the
Sandie Folk Dancers of the
University of Washington. who
will leave in May for a demonstra
tion tour in Sweden. and possibly‘
Norway. Part of the proceeds will[
be donated to the Folk Dancerai
to help cover expenses in connecv
tion with their trip. I
The program is bemg srranged‘
under the auspices of the Office
of Lectures and Concerts at thel
Hahn. who is arriving here froml
Sun Francisco. will give a one~
hour recital consisting of Swedish
compositions both on the plmow
and accordion. The dancers will!
appear under a 40-minute period.
Seattle, Washington, March 28, 1950
In hand. left to right, are Theodore'
(Thrlsty. Mrs. Kaspara Gorud. Mrs. l
Seffeflne Krogstwd. Mm. Martha
Rogness. John Gaustad 'and Lars!
Belling. At right, Andrew Hang.
Swedish Singer
On U. S. Tour
Gunnar Turesson, Swedish sing- 1
er and composer, is making al
tour of United States. While inl
the Middle West. he will give in
recital at the University of Min-i
lnesota, in Minneapolis.
l Hahn is a radio star in Sweden}
and has also appeared on the‘
iEnglish BBC broadcasts. He isl
also becoming quite well knowni
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president of Norway Center. ln(-.,
holds hat in left hand and shades
eyes with right. —(Photo court-1
esy l’ost-lntrlligencer.)
Spokane Swede, World’s Leading
Collector 0f Copper Coins, Dies
He Collected More Than Forty-Two Thousand
Different Coins From Every Corner of The Glob.
l “He was without douht the lead-,
ing collector of copper coins of:
the world and an iu‘knowlodged
&authority .on them," said F. (i.
Duffleld. former editor of tho
.Numlsmatlst. the official publica-.
:tion of the American Numismatic
Association. The gentleman he had
Inference to way Mr. 0. P. Ek
!iund. Swedish born American Nu-
Iminmutist of Spokane. Washing-,
i ton, who died last month. {
1 Mr. Eklund. a member of the:
gANA for over thirty years.
=twenty-five as Eastgn Washing--
ton's District Secretary. was pre
‘sented with its very first Award
Medal for his contributions to the‘
"‘Advancement o f Numisma t i 0‘
*Knowledge." Other affiliations in
fcluded the American Numismatic
Society of New York. Pacifiv
‘.Cnast Numismatic Society. Seattlo
‘Coin Club and also an overseas
€membership in tho Nlumismiitw
,Society of South Australia. \
Q Born in 1873 at Ormatoi’ta. m-ar
.‘Krisunstad. Skane. he emigrated
’to this country at the age of six—
.toen. arriving in Gonna. Nebraska
with a total worldly wealth of
‘nlneteen cents. which may h'ive
;hud some influence on his selection
{or a hobby. l-lil tint job. working;
geround Broken ‘
On Site Of New
E Norway center
“This is the biggest event
in the Norwegian colony in
Seattle," said Norwegian Con
sul Christen A. Stang during
a ceremony before ground
was broken at the site of Nor
!way Center. 3rd Ave. W. and
W. Thomas St., in Seattle last'
Saturday. 3
i The Center. he said, would be
‘the hub of all Norwegian activi
ties in the area. an inspiration for
the future. “lt marks the culmin
, ation of Norwegian endeavors dutq
'ing the past 50 years."
! The crowd. 200 strong. heered
lenthusiastically as he led them in
lhurrahs for the great new half
imillion dollar undertaking, The
:national anthemns, "Ja \'l E‘isker”
.and “America" were sung. Shov
2015 were handed out to some 9!
ithe old-timers. The ground was
!broken. Many had struggle-l 1mg
'and hard to see the ‘in; wine
. true.
“It is gratifying that all N si‘we4
lgians have united for on» com
imon effort." said the Contractor
EOIKf Boen. expressing the semis
jment, the idea perfectly. Speak
jers were called upon by Frnde
lFrodesen and Tho r BJornstaLL
jTheir pathos was unmistakable.
i Andrew Haug. district secretary
lOf Sons of Norway and presidenfi
‘of Norway (‘enter Board, said the
;buildlng would be occupied beforq
{the end of the year.
§ The Center will not be just. am
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,for a brother in a general store.I
ididn't appeal too strongly to .
lyoung man fond of the outdoors.
iHe soon left his brother's employ.
land traveled eastward to Illinoil
{but found little to his liking in
[this direction. Learning ther.
gabout the vast western countr!
ithen undergoing development. he
turned about and journeyed to
|Idaho. There he filed on a timber
claim. built his own log vabin and
‘remained for almost ten years
lworking as a deputy forest fir.
lwarden and lumberjack until the
itiml'ML-r was logged over. Then.
imovlng on westward. he beeam.
a. teamster working on the levees
lnear Mano. California for a time
:unitl moving to Spokanv m 1908..
i'l‘here he built his present hum.
Eand began gathering his cullocc
Etion. now numbering over 42,000
'different coins and tokens from
levery corner of the globe. His
lgreat interest and enlh‘ilMa‘lll for
lhis hobby led him to study and
fcla-sify each of his spei imens In
gum vast collection These «lassi.
|fications have been cumpllvd and
‘bound into books. sewn to data.
Eand are the most extensive and
{accurate compilations m thi.
(Continued on Page 8.
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