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She Quits Opera
Kirsten Flagstad, the celebrated
Norwegian soprano. has announced
that she is retiring from opera,
md will only devote herself to
. concert singing in the future.
Vol. 7, No. 8.
Scandinavian May Festival
In Seattle Saturday, April 28
The Scandla Folkdancers will appear on the program.
The only Seattle event of the,
year unifying all Scandinavians on
ono'ningic program takes place in
Manny Hall at 8 p. m. Saturday.
April 28.
The Department of Scandinavian
at the I‘niversity of \Vashingtun‘
sponsors once again a Scandinav
ha May Festival, but this time
bigger and better than ever.
Fourteen different numbers in";
ciuding all four Scandinavian chor- ‘
uses in Seattle. a massive array of}
nearly 150 singers: two Scandina-'
vian folk dance teams in colorful]
folk costumes; 8 poctess; three:
singing soloists: instrun‘ientalisis.‘
the first rendition of a new piano;
suite by a local Scandinavian Am-;
crican; an Indian dancer and mu-i
sical skits by students in Norwe-g
gian and Swedish at the Univers
ity are included in the program.|
Swedish Woman Looks Ahead
Story Of Swedish
Womanhood Told
Legally. only three doors are
still closed to women in Sweden.
They cannot become (1) king (2)
clergy of the State Lutheran
Church, (3) soldiers In the regu
'lar amiy.
Barriers one and three seem to
arouse no great ire in the other
wise militant Swedish women lead~
era. None of them seem to have
-any ambition to become monarch
of the realm as ruling queen. even
though it was a right they once
held, and held spectacularly by
Queen Christina in the seventeenth
century. Attacks on the law of
‘ male succession to the throne are
seldom, if ever heard. A special
military auxiliary corps. the Lotta
organization. seems to satisfy any
desire Swedish women have to
wear braid and salute each other,
and its membership was in the
hundreds of thousands during
World War 11. Currently, the ques
tion of conscripting women (all
men undergo compulsory military
training) for some form of na
tional service has been re-acti
voted. partly as a means or allevi
ating a severe shortage of nurses.
Women in the clergy are some.
thing else, and the salvos fired
on now and again against dis
crimination in the wearing of the
cloth are worthy of Busy Anthony
(Continued on Page 5)
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rx Servmg the Scandmavnan-Amencon Population of the Great Northwest
Seattle, Washington, April 19, _I951
Viola Johnson Garlng
Singer
The traditional speech in honor of!
spring, in good keeping with the‘
Scandinavian custom. will be made,
this year by Versatile Professor
August Werner. ;
m Wests-berg, Dish-lot Attorney in Sweden sees progress
Bill Holm
Dancer
All Scandinavians are urged to
partake in this gala Scandinavian
event celebrating the arrival of
spring which insofar Seattle is
concerned is really worth celebrat
ing. The admittance charge will
be small.
See complete report on program
on Page 3.
NEW $300,000 SCANDINAVIAN
CHURCH BUILDING IN SEATTLE
"Open House" At Beautiful Edifice April 24
ll‘he public is cordially invited to]
attend “Open House" at the new!
‘Phinney Ridge Lutheran (‘hnrcln1
f 7500 Greenwood Avenue, on Tues—i
iday owning. April 24th. A brief‘
informal program including a
i greeting by Mayor Devin and mu-2
lsicul selections by the Youth and}
‘Senior ('hoim and Junior Girls"
l'l‘rlo, will be held in the fellou‘j
!ship hall at 8:00 p. m. Refresh.
; mi-nts and an opportunity to tour
;‘ the new building will follow. ‘
i The new church. of solid mason-i
iry construction faced with Arizii
na Sandstone. was built at a cmt
of approximately 529000000. it
has a seating: capacity of 800 in
the main nave. 700 in thv fellow
ship huli, as weil as 22 lildi\lthl.ll
Sunda" Schnni (‘Insnmnts
Dedication day for the now
Church will be Sundii): April 29mm
:it which Kim-c 5 mie : the former
pastors of the i‘wiigrogntimi. m—
ciuding R. \\'. Ilamstmt now (if
Parkland. “'ashingmn, and R. A.
Ofstedal. now of Iwmrhh, luwa.
Norwegian Dragon Class Sloop 15
Sensation In Puget Sound Waters
' It's hard to sm- how Lars Lyng
nos can go wrong in this part of
the country.
In the five-day Pacific Coast
Yachting Association regatta at
\‘ancouwr. B. (1. hut year, his
little Norwegian racing boat. But
terfly. finished almost an hour
ahead of its next competitor!
A Scuttle sport: \"r‘tm‘ “'W‘te
that the trim varnished-hull craft.
introduced by Lygncs to North
‘American sailors. was “stealing
the fancy of all sailing enthusi
asts."
Lyngnes, who hails from Oslo.
Norway, where he operates the
Scandia Pacific Trading Co.. need
not regret that he came to this
country after winning 17 first
places last year in contests in Se
attle. Vancouver. Tacoma. includ
ing Seattle Seeteir honors. Now
he has established the firm. Seem
die. Boats Inc.. yacht brokers end
chartering agents in Seettle’s Dex
ter Horton Building. A small fleet
of his Norwegian built, 28-foot
Dragon clans sloop: will be seen on
Puget Sound waters this summu.
Selected for Olympic competi
tions. the dragons have been in
big demand in Europe.
"She bu the power of I boot
eeurel feet latter." aye Lynne.
5’14
as well as Dr. J. A. Aasgaard,
president of the Evangelical Lu.
theran Church of which this con
gregation is an affiliate, and Dr.
H. L. Foss, president of the Pa
cific District of the Eyangelic’tl
Lutheran Church, will be present.
l The project is the result of a. ‘
isplendid drive for funds through
’free will offerings and much m
;operative effort, speaiheaded by
} Pastor Olaf Anderson and Warner
}F‘reed. general chairman. The
‘beautiful church building occupi, 3
28,000 square feet and 23 auxxl
iary moans and offices.
The undertaking has been ac.
cempanied and furthered by the
growth of the Congregation. now
numbering about 1.000 memb~rs,
a boost of about 50 percent since
the Rev. Anderson took over the
pastorship three and a half years
ago. He came from Havre, Mon
tana. and was born of Nozxvegian
parents and raised in Minnesota,
where his father served as past”!
(Continued on Page 12v
Bl'Tl'ERl-‘LY
"With A nther light displacamont
and a long mm, she come-s close
to pinning off wind and in most
respects behnvea like a 30 squat!
meter.“
Lynne: would also hke to open
a Norvvegiun disphy shop. devoted
to (chem! memhmdioe. ms and
mm for wholenle buyers in
Nanny Cantor.
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