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Sgattle Greets You-Prime MinisterGerhardsémnfi’:
' Issue
Vol. 7, No. 10.
SCANDINAVIAN SCENES: The picture above shows
cultivated fields and portion of beautiful Lake Va'ttern in
Sweden. To the right a picturesque scene from Norway.
More Facilities And Comfort For
Tourists In Scandinavia This Year
This year Scandinavie will be
better equipped than ever to re
ceive tourists from outside the
flea. Five years' of peace. and the
edded impetus of the Marshall
Plan. are beginning to show in
greatly improved facilities.
New hotels. new boats, new
trains. more tourist busses than
over. are all part of the new pic
ture of. Scandinavia as an invit
ing am for vacation travel.
The picture is new, because
vacation facilities have previously
been geared more to local Scandi
ntvlan needs than to interna
tional tourism. The difference is.
Icnndlnavlnna like a primitive vs.
0180a. roughing lt-—while tour
lfll like to be comfortable.
Now there are fine new hotels
In the main emu. when tourists
VMcuhrly need them. Anticipat
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‘ing the Olympic Winter Games
next year. Oslo has opened the
biggest—the Viking. with 430
beds. At Gothenburg. big port of
arrival for visitors from the
United States. is the imposing new
Park Avenue. Financed by canny
ship-owners. American tastes and
habits have been carefully studied
for this hotel.
New Hotels Ready
Copenhagen and Stockholm con
tribute with three elegant struc
tures. Hotel Malmen. in Stock
holm. is designed more for the
economical purse than the long
stay. hence roo ms are smell.
though cleverly furnished to make
most use 0! the space. and only
have showers. Otherwise most
rooms at the new hotels are pro
vided with private baths. But
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Seattle, Washington, May 2], I95]
Norway's Prime Minister To
Pay Seattle Visit On May 24
Following only a week after the big Norwegian 17th of
May Independence Day celebration in Seattle, Prime Minis
ter Einar Gerhardsen of Norway, accompanied by his wife,
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will pay surprise visit to Seattle;
Thursday, May 24. j
A large Norwegian turnout is;
expected in Norway Center audi-{
torium at 8:15 o'clock that eve
ning, when Mr. Gerhardsen will
deliver a speech in Norwegian.
The prime minister and his par
ty will only stay in Seattle one
day. Norwegian Consul C. A.
Slang heads a reception commit
tee. planning: the schedule of
events for the distinguished visi-’
Mr. Gcrlmrdsen has said that he
is particularly interested in see
ing Nonwg‘ian fishtll‘llf‘ll in Seat
tle and some sort of arrangement
will be made for him to have this
wish fulfilled.
The hOnored guest will also vis
it the Boeing Airplane plant in
Seattle. He is expected tn make
an appearance at the joint meet
ing of the Norwegian Commercial
Club and Swedish Businessmen‘s
Association in the evening before
he goes to Norway Center. where
refreshments will be served in the
banquet hall for visitors.
7 Born in Asker. Norway. May
210, 1897, Mr. Gerhardson was
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Prime Minister (h-rhardwn
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