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April 12, 1945     The Billings County Pioneer
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April 12, 1945

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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONr~R AS NINTH ARMY TROOPS CROSSED THE RHINE RIVER FROM THE WEST BANK OF THE RHINE, an -Alligator" filled with soldiers of the U. S. 9th Army hits the water of Germany's largest river with a splash in the bleak hours of early morning as it starts its journey to the eastern banks. In what is considered the greatest allied offensive since Normandy, four allied armies, including an airborne array, have bridged the Rhine, in an attempt to seize Germany's vital Ruhr and thus open the road to Berlin. Enemy resistance was light. Signal Corps Radiophoto. (International Soundphoto) NAVY FERRIES TANK DESTROYERS ACROSS THE RHINE IN THE GREATEST ALLIED OFFENSIVE since D-Day, U. S. tank destroyers are shown being ferried across the Rhine River to reinforce allied infantry troops who had already c~ossed the waterway American, British and Canadian Rhine bridgeheads north of the Ruhr have been linked up to cover an area of approximately 200 square miles. A spokesman for the supreme allied headquarters said that a large-scale battle in this area ccmld come at any time. Official U. S, Arn~' Signal Corps Radiophoto, (Internation~| Soundphoto) NINTH ARMY TANK FERRIED ACROSS THE as it was ferried across the Rhine River to A TAN RM is shown aboard a Badey raft K OF THE U. $. NINTH A Y -I -~to are used for motive power. play its part in the assault on the Germans in the Runt. ~mau ou~uaLu :':~S~hine, north of the Ruhr, is The Ninth Army, one of the four great Allied armies .~neu a cru~ m~ (Inte~ iona~ Soundphoto) . continuing to hammer eastward. U. S. Army Signal Corps ttaaiopnow. DUTCH DESIGN FOR PAINTING OR STENCILING cutY U aarestenciln t aforfree-handthe mostartist'difficultY U ---- ------ -- parts or just trace outlines and then Here is a set of designs especially I ~~~ ~I pl~nr~d ~ that you will have no~ 5TEHCIL ~iculty in using them either far stencils or tracing. Tulips, hearts, A FUP, HITURE" ! flowe fruits, borders and other ]-~~:i ~GL~~S T|~ ~[ ! m tifs 'large and smaU-"even the dove of peace with an olive branch [ :~~0~ ,~y~~ againiS included. The designs maY be uSedand again satisfied with your first effort, all ,you have todo is to paint it out and Note: Pattern 262 gives the twelve I ~)~:~(:~~(~~ ~ ~i~s'ter~eiling r pairlting des'gns de" scribed here, with complete direc- tions and color guid~ Patterns are 15c each postpaid and, may be ob- tained by sending direct to ~T~e Capital Pub. C c/o Mrs. Sp ars, Drawer 21, Bedford Hills, New York. North Dakota A.AA County Com- mittees have been allocated a quota of 22.800 pounds of copper wire for farmstead wiring for distribution during the second quarter. April. May and June of 1945. Homemakers in North D-t'o*~ end 18 adjoining counties in Minnesota set a new record when they turne~ in 145.073 pounds of used h(~us~bold fats the past month. SMART SPRING SUITS teh, four-button gabardln~ jacket so|t; center, on.button flannel garment; right, lumber jacket check suit~ Nothing short of a miracle in this war-time is the ver~tllity of the fabrics used for the new spring suits. The styles shown above are typical Of the sleek new rayon and aralac weaves, which are no~ only smart looking, but have a' crease raflsta~t quality, and a soft drapability. The four-button gab. ardine, left, has a triple pleated skirt for comfortable sports, yet slim enough for gala town occas- ions. The white flannel cardigan suit, ee~t~, can be worn now and all summer long. The young and slender will particularly like the checked lumb~r-Jaeket ~mlt, right, in which a new trend is seen in Jacket and sleeve fullness, caught at t]~ ~ ~~.byUght cuffs. There is interesting detail, too, in the Jacket's bolero effect. ~International) MEDAL AWAY Awaits His Master CHIEF MACHINIST JAMES L. TRAMMELL, USN, of Beaumont, Tex pre- ~ts his own purple heart award, which he was given when he suf- fered wounds from a German 88-ram. shell near Geilenkirchen, Gel'- m~u~y, to Roza de Greif, whose llfe he saved when he rescued her from the bomb-wrecked house in which her mother and sister per ished. Trammell, attired in Army GI clothing, is a member of one of the Navy units attached to the Allied Armies for the Rhine river crossing. Official U. S. Navy photo. (International Sound~hoto) IN SPECIAL EMISSARY of President Roosevelt, Edward J. Flynn, is shown as ne conferred with Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander, supreme allied commander of the Mediterranean theatre, during his tour through Italy. Flynn received a second audience, lasting fifteen minutes, with Pope Piu~ XII. He also saw Premier Ivanoe Bonomi and Foreign Minister Alcide de Gaspari in Rome. Army photo via OWI Radiophoto. (International) DAVE, a three-year-old Irish setter who gets a monthly allotment check from his master oversea~ Sgt. Ira Morton of Albuquerque, N, M seems Lonely as he checks the boss's car--still there at the end of Dave's kennel run, Just where it was left for company until the master gets back. (International) Two-Star Kiss MAJ. GEN. SHERMAN M~LE$~ First Service Command commanding officer, kisses the cheek of Kay Runnels, Everett, ]~tass radio station operator, after giving her a bouquet of roses as an Easter gift from her boy friend, Cpl. Ben Mitchell, with the airborne engi- neers in Germany. General Miles said it was an "honor" and a "pleasure" for him to do this "er- rand" for a GI overseas. Mitchell had sent $10 to the local USO, asking them to send a bouquet to his sweetheart. (Internation,~l)