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Scandinavian American. [volume] (Seattle, Wash.) 1945-1958, April 19, 1951, Image 4

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Chatty Corner
The Sofia Girls. led by Mrs.
Maj-a Carlquist. have already left
Seattle and headed for Spokane at
this writing . they gave exhibi
tions before an estimated 10-
12.000 people in the Northwest . ..
Surprisingly, Tacoma topped t he
list with an attendance of 4.000,
a record turnout for the entire
Pacific Coast‘ and that includes
places like Los Angeles and San
Francisco . . . Seattleites didn't
really fill the 3.000-seat Meany
Hall. but according to Captain
Hallden. accompanying the tour
ing group, the Seattle attendance
was as good as all other big turn
outs on the coast . . . However.
the girls gave performances for
two high schools and special Uni
versity of Washington groups.
which added more to total all
round Seattle attendance . . . .
Thus when all Seattle figures are
added up. the crowds in the Sea
fair city may well have topped
turnouts in all cities so far.
However. size of crowds are not
too important. this was special en-
SINCERE BEST WISHES
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T. 1'. GRANT
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lst District Spokane
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ltertainn‘lenir a rare occasion. ca
;tcring mostly to people particu
‘larly interested. and we are in
lclined to think they saw some
thing extraordinary. too . . . . .
lgraceful movements, simplicity of
style. a ballet-like coordination of
rhythmic action. and equally feath
{cry-light display of muscular
lprowess. climaxed by some dare
jdevilish somersaults in mid-air and
lperfectly timed handsprings in
‘pairs, really the highlight of the
ishow . l . adding to the pleasure
‘were folk dances in unusually col-
Jorful and authentic Swedish folk
costumes. which the girls staged
lbeautifully . . . their discipline
[showed up in this, too, for there
'was complete coordination of
!movement, spacing and a delight
:ful gracefulness, which is rarely
lseen in these parts. where rustic
ldancing is often accompanied by
a certain exuberance, not to say
Iexageration, American style . . .
lReally, one of the most beautiful
lsights we’ve seen in many a day,
(occurred at the end of the per
lforlnance, when folk-costumed
{University students went up on
[the stage, extending bouquets 'to
1the performers. s t a n din g there.
imatching brilliant colors, beaming
*smiles. youthful charm, and then
‘walking off stage, down through
‘laisles. hand in hand. under ova
[tion and pompous music . . . really
iwonderful.
. The Sofia Girls Were treated on
‘a fete at Selandia smorgasbord
restaurant. a sightseeing trip, din
“her at Arthur‘s on Tacoma high
;way, Bon Marche. Northgate. and
an exclusive party by hostesses
Mrs. K. Einar Carlson, Mrs. Lilly
Hedberg Backman. and Mrs. C.
Overby. at which time the girls
leach got $15 as a special gift.
,and were they happy! . . . . All
hostesses and Chief committee
v'members from Seattle's Swedish
iconimunity worked hard. but
gladly. for all these arrangements
GRACE B. DAVIS
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. . . The men who obviously had
the biggest jobs were Chairman
Gus Backman and Consul Ivar
Lundequist, who had the final re
sponsibility . . . Among the wom
en. devoting much time. was Ca
reer Woman Mrs. Lilly Backman.
in charge of housing and trans
portation, who also handled Se
attle‘s official reception for the
girls with Mayor Devin on hand.
Just about the most gratifying
news about the Sofia Girls was
the word that Louis B. Mayer of
Metro Goldwyn Mayer was so en
thusiastic about the first “test pic
tures“ of the group in action that
he ordered a full-fledged short
Clara Pladsen Sandvlg
lfeature. made by Leonard Clair
mont (see Backstage Hollywood)
. . . . It will be shown throughout
the world . . . great credit to
’Founder Maja Carlquist.
I Of course. the most important
‘Scandinavian event since the last
issue. really right after it came
}out, making it a little stale now.
was official dedication festivities
at Norway Center . . . Huge
crowds, gala program and banquet
‘with a multitude of speakers. too
imany to recount. but all of them
Istrangely eloquent. strangely be‘
lcause everyone had something to
say . . . We trust our previous
{publicity explained most details
{and procedures at the opening . . .
;at any rate. we haven‘t got one
,copy of last issue left in the of
1lfice. except those on file. and the
i600 left out at the‘ Center went
llike nobody's business . . . . we
Jaiso got a (-all for an extra copy
{from Alaska and one downtown
newsstand. vu' learned. ran out of
Eall their copies within two days . .
. The banquet featured an appear
lance of the well known singer
I’Clara Pladsen Sandvig. striking
|the only strong Nordic note in
|the event which seemed rather
'anglified with no Norwegian spok
en at all . . . there's dancing every
Sunday night now at the Center.
. . . Donol F. Hedlund, Seattle
businessman. has been appointed
to the board of directors of Swed
ish Hospital, John A. Soderberg.
‘board president. reported . . . .
‘Miss Verna Anderson, daughter of
Mr. Didricka Anderson, of Wine
llow, left recently for New York.
invited to attend Mademoiselle
magazine‘s annual college forum
. . . nice going . . . well. look:
like space ran out on us. no that's
1all for the time being.
THE SCANDI NAVIAN AMERICAN
Noted Norwegian
Woman of Alaska
Fame Is Dead
Mrs. Julie Joys Lomen, 96. whose
family has figured prominently in
the development of Alaska during
the past half century. dieé recent
ly in her home, 1109 Boren Ave.
Mrs. Lomen was the widow of
Judge G. L. Lomen. former United
States District Court Judge in
Nome and early-day Alaska pub
lic official. He died in Seat_tle in
1934.
Born In Norway
Mrs. Lomen, born in Oslo, Nor—
way, December 21, 1854, fias mar
ried to Judge Lomen May 27.
1878. in LaCrosse, Wis. She went
to Alaska in 1903 to join her hus
band, who had gone there th 1‘ e e
years before.
Mrs. Lomen, who devoted most
of her life to looking after her
children and grandchildren. was
a member of the Immanuel Luth
eran Church.
Surviving are three sons, Carl J.
Lomen, Harry Lomen and Ralph
Lomen. and a. daughter. Mrs. F.
C. Austin, all of Seattle: eight
grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren. One son. George
Lomen. died in 1947. and another
son, Alfred J. Lomen, died last
year.
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Lutherans launch
A $50,000 Drive
A campaign to raise $50,000 for
the Pacific Lutheran College build
ing fund has been launched among
the congregations of the Colum
bia Conference of the Augustana.
Lutheran Church.
The building fund committee in
cludes the Rev. Theodore Palmer,
Seattle, chairman; the Rev. M. L.
Lundquist, Everett, vice chairman;
the Rev. Roland H. Swanson, Ya
kima, secretary; Gordon Storaasli,
Olympia, publicity; Theodore Karl,
Parkland; the Rev. Hubert Alm
quist. Portland; the Rev. Joseph.
Elmer, Spokane: the Rev. Gren
ville Christensen, Boise; Dr. Mar
tin Norgore, Seattle; the Rev. E.
Arthur Larson, Tacoma. and the
Rev. Philip Warmanen, Missoula.
The conference covers Oregon,
Utah, Montana, Idaho. Washing
ton and British Columbia and has
14,000 confirmed members.
Norse State Revenues
Norwegian State revenues in.
February were 23 million kroner
higher than expenditures. amount
ing to 153 million and 130 million,
respectively.
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