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Friday, August 19, 1932 Ill BREWSTER HEBALD 't'i 00ummev IM 00eden Thi Swedish Housewife Bake OrHy Four Times a Year. Prepared by National Geograplflc Society. Washington. D. C.)--VNU Service. HIS year all Sweden is cele- brating, with memorial rites and exhibits, the three Imndredth anniversary of the death In bat- tle of Gustavus Adolph!m, the Swedish hero king. Many are the ways of celebrating, for as'the-traveler moves abmit Swed- en by canoe, coast steamer, river barge, motor car, railway or airplane, he is confronted with many peoples with ustoms and dialects unalike. The differences, however, fade in retrospect and the outstanding impres- sion one gets of Sweden today is of a closely-knit and homogeneous group. In its population an unusually pure Nordic type predominates--tall stature, long ace, light complexion, golden hair and blue eyes. The blond color- ing gives the streets of Stockhohn a quality of lightness. In contrast, Paris seems somewhat somber and d'u-k. The one exception to tlle homogene- ity of the population of Sweden Is the Lapp. Some seven thousand of them, a race apart, dwell In the Arctic wastes of the Far North. In sonie vague past--their racial memory is short--they wandered In from tlle East, possibly from Mongolia. They have not stopped to carve their names on tile eternal hills. They are deaf to the tread of the centnries. For them the tousle of llfe comes only through the singing of the wind almve their nomad tents of bark :tad through tile velvety tramp of fleet, vagrant rein- deer hoof. As protected wards of the Swedish state, members of tlds alien race roam securely over the tundras and now-capped fields of the North. For more than a century Sweden has not been embroiled In war. At no tlme in tts history has a conquering foe in- vaded its territory and left the custom- ary nfternmth of mixture of blood. During the past six years Sweden has entered more actively upon Its hnman- ltarian purpose of trying to outlaw war altogether. Sweden has no colonies and so avoids entangling alliances. Its zest for empire and empire-building was worked off in the flush of youth. In the Viking days hrave adventurers went West, and traces of tbelr wan- derlngs still exist on tlle coasts of England \\;and France, Iceland and Greenland; hut in many of the lands they touched they left no enduring rec- ord of occupancy. Sweden's Intervention in the Thirty Years' war saved the cause of religious liberty for Europe. Then came tile brilliantly tragic reign of Charles XII. With his death In ]718 ended his gel- hint defense, as he alleged, of west- ern hleals of statecraft against the threat of Muscovite anarchy. Sweden had lost Its Baltic possessions. Its prestige as a world power diminished. The energy expended on extending em- pire has since been directed toward the more peaceful pursuits of devel- oping Internal resources. No Immigrants There. Sweden has no hnmigratlon prohlem. about 99 per cent of Its six millions being mttive-born. Not Immigration, but emigration, once threatened the national welfare. Before American immigration quotas were known, near- ly a fifth of SwSden's population was represented in the United States. Love nf country dominates the Swed- ish people. Their songs reveal a pas- sionate love for tile beauty of the laml which has been an nnendlng source of inspiration to Swedish poets. The Swede's reputation for melancholy may be attributed wholely to his sus- ceptibility to the vagaries of the weather. He Is gloomy at the very thought Of autumn, harbinger of tile dark winter months. All the russet gorgeousness of Septemher anti Onto. bet Is wasted on him. He is quick to lament the brleffiess of the season of light. Remind him of some event in the past and he Is likely to say reflec- tively, "Oil. yes, that was the year the snmnler fell on a Tuesday." In that respect he Is the arch pessl. mist. Stockhohn, to be sure, is In very nearly the same latltutle as tile s0uthtej-n, tll of Greenland. Tills mea;m that. approximately t,wo-thlrds of, file eot;ntry lips in latIndes generally con- s ldered unfayorable to habitation and growth. But the elhpate of the Scan- dtaavlan peninsula, with Its Jagged coast lil)e sweeping down niuJestlcal- ly from polar regions into tile North and Baltic seas, is tempered hy the warm Atlantic drift, which follows the westerq coatt o.f Norway and dlpa also Into the Skagerrack. There Is a Joy- pus glamour about tile way spring and suinmer come with a rush. Ahnosl overnight, in the South, one sees the beech forests turn into low rtlnges el Jade. The Islands the transatlantic visi- tor sees first, as he nears the Swedisli coast, are those that ench'cle tile her. bor of Goteborg (Gothenburg), cliief sliipping center and commercial port of tile country; for the usual aI)l)roacli to Sweden is by the "lonely passage" that rounds the bleak nortliern tip of Scotland and then threads down among tim islands In the Kattegat. Gotehorg and Stockhohn are linked hy a road of water, the Gets canal. This c,mnects the North and Baltic seas and the hu'ge Inland lakes, Van- ern--the largest lake In Europe ,x- chiding Ladoga and Onega, In Finland and Russia--and Vatern and Malaren. The series of locks that provide for the varying levels In the route--the highest point is 30S feet above tile Bal. lie---were an engineering triumph when constructed nearly a century ago. Through Gota Canal. North of this belt of water Is anoth- er "lake district," including the Fry- ken hikes of Varmland, Lake SllJan In Dalecarlia, and Dellen in Italsing. land, along the eastern coast. Far- ther nm'th come the extremes of sllnl- mer and winter. Where the Arctic circle cuts throngh the fields along the Norwegian boundary the sun Is vlslhle for 24 hours of the day for sev- en weeks In June and July. From any of the accessihle mountain peaks the midnight sun Is a breath-taklng spec- tacle of magnificence. With a few outstamllng exceptions, there are no striking extremes of wealth and poverty In Sweden. There are no slums in Jonkoplng, for In- stance, though It Is the home of the world-famous safety match, one of the most important nutnufactures of tile country. Eskilstnna steel, an equally famllhtr trade-mark, has not produced a Swedish Plttshurgh of vieio.us vof uales of smoke The miners at Kh'una, north of the Arctic circle, live In a model commu- nity of neat, modern houses; and Fa- hm, center of the Bergshtgen mining interests, suggests neither luxury nor squalor, although one corporation, gen- erally mtld to be the oldest In the worhl, has hehl continuous possession since 12S4 of the great mine, Store Kopparberget, wlth its vast under- ground plt. Nearly All Live Comfortably. The ordinary comforts of life are within the reach of the majority. With a highly developed telephone system, business and social matters are han- dled largely over 'the wire. At the hint of a delay, when a call Is made, tile Swedish operator answers, not "Just a minute," but *'In the wink of an eyel" and she means literally and expedltiot]sly Just that. The main railway lines, like the tel- ephone, are state-owned. Private lines supplement rather tlnm rival this service, which includes shout a third of the total railway mileage of the country. Sweden hits a more exten. slvely developed railway system, "in proportion to polmlation, thau any oth. tr Fmrnpean country. Thh'd class is cheap and clean. Second far out- ranks the ordinary European second, and first offers luxurious means of travel. The electrified railway that is farth. est nm'th In the world runs fl'om Be. den, below the Arctic circle, to Nar. vii-:, Norway's. always ice-free port, through which much of Sweden's il'on ore is shipped. The electrical current Is supplied from PorJus, a modern in. dustrlal town that has sprung up In the wilderness of 25 years ago. 'rite machine roots at PorJus is sunk Into a blasted niountahl wall at a depth of 165 feet, a pr.ecaution that gives a hint of the low tenqleratures of the Arctic winter. Electricity, derived from waterfalls and rivers, Is helng s!lbstltuted by modern industry as fuel tliat In time will supphint the hlack coal which Sweden lacks. Black coal hQtds the list t,f Imports and keeps the balance of trade unfavorable to Sweden, but white coal Is heglnnlng to take itS place. Irom the depth s of the forests of ,weden--they cover approximately thrQe:flfths of, its land-area---come the commodities that head the exports. Wood pulp, planed and uuplaned lm,:rds, paper, hamso spars, mastwood, and box boards 0rovlde nearly half of the nation's ann qal revenues from eZ. oort Currer00 and00 IMPOSSIBLE They were conversing on art. "I know an artist who painted a cobweb so realistically on his dining room ceiling Hint the maid spent an hour trying to get it down," said Dawher. llis friend laughed. "I'nl afrahl I can't believe tllat, ohl clmp." he replied. "Why not?" said D:iwber, imrt. *'Artists have i)eon known to do SllC[i thhigs." "Perhaps," returned tile friend ; "bul maids haven't !" GOOD IDEA "Why does a player pick tip twu bats before Im go(,s to the plate?" "It makes one bat seem lighter don't you see?" "I see. It's a fine scheme. I thlnlt I'll try It on tile biscuits at our board lag house." Down to Earth "Itow did tile groom like the present her rich dad gave him'/" "He didn't like It." "What was the matter, wasn't the check htrge enoughT* "The old ham didn't give hhn a check, but a Job In the factory where lie could earn the money to support the bride." Too Conspicuous "For goodness sake. John l why are you going hack to wearing that phi suit when you bare a new one'/" de. mended his wife. *'It makes me feel too conspicuous when I am on the streets to he sport Ins a new one when I see only old ones on 99 per cent of the men i pass," he replied. lter Only Wish Doctor--But, nmdanl, it womaD of your age cannot expect to grow ymmger. Patient--I'm not asking that, doctor. All l want you to do to keep me grow Ing older a little bit slower.--Bor.det ClUes Star. 0 Flying After the Smiths Wasey--You said your wife would not be content until you also bad a three-ear garage, anti now that you have one I Sllppose she is'/ Kudner--No; the neighbors now have an airplane hangar in their hack yard. WELL WORTH CATCHING "Anythhig worth catching In Jhh luke'/" "Itather. Tlmt gh'l In the red bath lug suit Is worth a million, I'm told.' Mates in That Way Mrs, X.--Are the sew couple In th next lint well mated'/ Mr. X,--In a wuy. He can't hold Job and she can't hohl her tongue. The Wrong Ma n Hotel l'roprletorNow, over then. is the sea. Advertisement Wrlter--Where? I can't see IL Hotel Proprietor--You can't? My dear slr I'm afraid you're not tilt, man we want to write our advertise ments.--Plfl htdelphht Ledger. Star Dust Mayme---He ought tO he popular-- he's such a hrlllbmt football phi:.er. Gertle--Yes` only his private life I so darn colorless. Too Much So "The maid 1 require nluSt be eco nonlical.'; "bly last mistress discharged nit for that very reasonl" "What! for being economical?" *'Yes're. I used to wear her clothes.' --Boston Transcript. Breaking It G!ntly "It's too bad--Mrs. Uptmt't! pet dog was Jlmt run over and killed. She'l he heitrtbroken." "Yes, I gness l:d better, begin by tel! lag her it was her husband' Plymouth Dodge Pontiac Nash . '470 pet dale thee $485 p shale fle Fall Ovenlze--5.O0-10 Full Ove--SJ-lll ,,4180 NMh Dodge Each Nash In pain A *598 '--m 95 Per Iagle tire Per degle / GOODYEAR Res. C1. TUBES Rre now SO Model T low priced ,339 it's thrifty to put oew tube ia evety new alto Pet Idagle the Why pay good money for any second.choice tire when FIRST-CHOICE oosts no more? I ou don't have to take anybody's word for the fact that this tire's low priced. Here's what it costs, in big, black type. You don't have to take anybody's word for the quality these prices buy. Look at the tire. It's a genuine Goodyear. Built in the world's largest tire factories Guaranteed for life. Full oversize. Bodied with Goodyear Supertwist Cord Goodyear Speedway by name. You bet this is a bargain. Goodyear never built a better tire at such prices as these- and mil- lions of motorists know, Goodyear builds the best tires on the road Why buy any second-choice tire when FIRST- CHOICE sells at the same low price ? S PE E DWAY SEE YOUR LOCAL DEALER lrOR THESE VALUES! Fossils Proof of Antiquity of Man? The most ancient being known which can be called man was discov- ered in Java. It was imbedded In a stratum containing fossil plants and animals of at least a half million years ago. This being, called Plthe. canthropus erectus, had a small head, wlth hug e ridges over the eyes. Its teeth were much I'ke tohse of today, and it walked erect. Next in age are "the remains of 11 lndlvlduals discovered deeply hurled in a cave near Peiping, China. These people were much like the Java man, I)ut were somewhat more advanced. The associated animal hone, indicate a period only a little later. Near Heidelberg, In Germany. a human Jaw was found during com. merclal excavations. The stratum In which it lay was deposited In the second lhterglaclal epoch, probably 250.000 years ago. The Jaw is huge, It has no chin, but the teeth are human. Another find of about the same age was made near Plltdown, Sus- sex, England. and consists of a very simple skull, combined with a Jaw which resembles that of a chlm- panzee. Fifty thousand years ago a people called Neanderthal were living In the caves of Ettrope. They were dis. tlnctly human, but In many ways re. sembled the anthropoid apes. They had hmg, low beads, proectlng fee,s. and walked In a semi-erect position. About 25,0(}0 years ago they were displaced by newcomers, the Cro- Magnon. a people milch like modern Europeans. Life-lnsurance Protection Life Insurance premiums In the United States absorb 4 per cent of the total national income, according to an article by Mary Dublin re- viewed In Social Science Abstracts. At the close of 1929 there was $113,- 000,000,000 of life Insurance In force In this country, wltlch was almost three times that carried In all other countries In the world. Though most i persons who carry insurance are In- ,: ! adeqnately Insured, It Is pointed out, protection Is much more general among the upper Income groups than among the wage-earning pop. ulatlon. Peripatetic Pesslmlst ubbubs (to passing hobo)--Heyl Dig up this garden for me and I'll give you a dollar. Weary ,WatklnsBetter keep tt, ,boss ; you il need It to huy vegetables later on.--Boston Transcript. Evened Up Diner--Hey, walter, there's no turtle In this soup. Walter--No, and there's no horse In the horseradish. 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