Lögberg-Heimskringla - 14.06.1991, Blaðsíða 2

Lögberg-Heimskringla - 14.06.1991, Blaðsíða 2
2 • Lögberg-Heimskringla • Föstudagur. 14. júni 1991 Nancy Schmalz selected to represent U.S. in World Championship for lcelandic Horses Nancy Schmalz, a resident of San Luis Obispo, Califomia, has been se- lected to represent the United States in the World Championships for Icelan- dic Horses in Uppsala, Sweden, in Au- gust. Also qualified was Betsy Covert of Santa Ynez. The World Championships, held every other year, is rotated between host countries. Seven riders are selected from each country. Schmalz, who rode her horse Hamingja, placed first at the Western United States qualifications show held in Santa Ynez, California, on June 1. Appropriately, the mare’s name means happiness and good luck in Icelandic. “I wish I could take her to Europe, but she is going to have a ‘baby’ in a month, ” Schmalz said about the horse. Instead, she plans to borrow a horse in Europe for the event. Last year, Schmalz participated in a four hundred mile trek across the Ice- landic Highlands. Prior to getting into Icelandic Horses in 1988, Schmalz rode quarter horses. When she was growing up, she had an old bronc mustang. “He could be mine if I could catch him and it took me three weeks,” Schmalz recalled. The Icelandic Horse is the only horse to be ridden in all five basic gaits. The gait of töltis so smooth, that a rider can carry a mug full of beer on an outstretched hand without spilling a drop. In the gait of flying pace, dubbed “the gait of the Gods” by Icelanders, speeds reach 30 MPH during competi- tions. Despite his modest size, evolu- tionary pressure imposed on the horse, by the rough climate and IgPlá w wm* terrain in Iceland, has forced him to develop amazing strength, stamina, and surefootedness. In a country that lacked good roads, the horse was ex- pected to carry heavy riders and bag- gage for long distances. The Icelandic Horse has been purebred since settle- ment days. Yes, we’re [ Lögberg | older! Heimskringla Recently, in theAnswer column ofthe Winnipeg Free Press, a reader asked for information about the availability of a local German-language newspaper. The answer given was, that The Kanada Kourier, Canada’s largest and oldest national independent ethnic newspaper, is available locally. The lcelandic Weekly Lögberg Stofnað 14. janúar 1888 Heimskringla Stofnað 9. september 1886 Upon reading this, my blood boiled because I have been calling Lögberg-Heimskringla Canada’s oldest ethnic newspaper. I immedi- ately called the Winnipeg Free Press to correct this mistake. A few days later, much to my delight, the following correction was published. “Further to . . . a German-language newspaper in Winnipeg: Hulda Daníelsdóttir, editor of Lögberg-Heimskringla, an Icelandic newspaper published in Winnipeg, says the Heimskringla was founded in Winnipeg in Sep- tember, 1886, and the Lögberg in January, 1888. Daníelsdóttir says the Heimskringla and the Lögberg merged in 1959. Now published almost exclusively in English with the majority of its approximately 2,000 subscribers in Manitoba, the newspaper has subscribers across Canada and in the United States and Iceland, she says. The Kanada Kourier was founded in 1889 and its publishers calls it Canada’s largest and oldest national independent ethnic newspaper.” PUBLISHED EVERY FPIDAY BY LÖGBERG • HEIMSKRINGLA INCORPORATED 699 Carter Avenue, Winnipeg, Man. R3M 2C3 Telephone: 831-8952 New Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. PRESIDENT: Robert V. Oíeson EDITOR: Hulda Karen Daníelsdóttir VICE PRESIDENT: Gordon Thorvaldson TREASURER: Gordon Thorvaldson SECRETARY: Valdine Scrymgeour BOARD IYIEIY10ERS: Neil Bardal, Lloyd Christlanson, Linda Collette, Tom Oleson, Slgurlín Roed, Valdíne Scrymgeour, Barbara Sigurdson, Ray Gíslason REPRESENTATIVES: Dawn Rothwe!!, Rose Clyde, Helga Sigurdson, Baldur Schaldemose REPRESENTATIVE IN ICELAND: Þjóðræknisfélag fslendinga Umboðsmaður blaðsirts á fslandi Hafnarstræti 20 101 Reykjavík, Sfmi 621062 Telefax 626278 Graphic Design: Barbara Gislason ♦ Typesetting: Keystone Graphics « Prínting: Vopni Press Subscriptlon - $30.00 per year - PAYABIE IN ADVANCE - $40.00 in lceland - Second class malling registration number 1667 - Att donations to Lögberg-Helmskrlngla tnc. are tax deductibte under Canadian Laws. One small recognition for the Icelandic community and Lögberg- Heimskringla. H.K.D. Dear editor, I enjoy the paper, as there always seems to be something of interest. In view of the financial situation of the paper, I am wondering whether an issue every second week would help. Certainly the postage must be a major expense, and theoretically this expense could be halved by issuing every second week. Bless Tom Eggertson Lousana, AB r Renew Yocir Sabscription Now 1 Name:______ Address: City/Town:________ Province/Country:. Post/Zip Code: ___ Subscription Expiry Date: Please renew for... □ One Year Canada / United States $30.00 | (Cdn. subscribers add$2.10 GST) lceland / Others $40.00 n □ Two Years $60.00 I iceiana / utners $4U.ou $80.00 |__ (Twoyear renewal will save a $5.00 increase planned for flscal 1991/92). My cheque is endosed for subscription renewal I would also like to help with a donation of: Total cheque enclosed (Donations are tax deductible under Canadian Laws) □ Renewal □ □ New Gift Give a Qift Subscription For anyone interested in Lhe Icelandic culture Lögberg-Heimskringla is the perfect gift that lasts all year. Gifl cards are available upon request. Make cheques payable & mail to: Lögberg-Heimskringla Inc. 699 Carter Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3M 2C3



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