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Men Serve In I 6th Army Group, Germany--In the capable and experienced hands of men of the 57th Signal Battalion rests a large share of responsibility for maintenance of communicatiop-s Freeman St Auburndale, Mass, Mass commanding officer "In a recent 6-weeks period, when troop rnovement called for extra effort, our construction companies laid 554 miles of telephone cable, 597 miles of field wire. and took over and re- habiliated 2.145 miles of French wire." for the U. S. Seventh Army in l Essentially a wire construction General Jacob L. Devers' 6th ArmyI battalion, the 57th is composed Group. Two men serving with ~his basically of two signal construction group are Cpl. Michal Kuntz of Fort companies an operations company, Rice, and Pfc. Ralph Helbling, 803 Firdst St. N. E, Mandan. Veterans of D-Day landings at Salerno and Anzio in Italy in Southern France, these communica- tions experts know what it means to work hard and move fast. "'Men of the battalion have met every demand on skill and energy." said Lt. Col. Arthur C. Hill, 39 and a headquarters company At- tached to the battalion to insure full communications coverage are signal photo, signal pigeon, and ra- dio monitoring detachments. The 57th Signal Battalion began overseas service in February, 1943, at Oran, N. Africa. Its members, un- der shelling and bombing at Anzio, improvised plows to bury their 'MONTY' DEDICATES -1000th BRIDGE PICTUREO SOMEWHERE near the Allied front, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery griDS happily over the windshield of his car as he dedicates the 1000th Bailey bridge built on the continent by British sappers since D-Day. Briti~ War Office Official Radiophoto.(Intt~gatio~|) CONFER ON COMMANDER of the U. S. 10th Army in the Oktnawa campaign and re-- cently the cle6e target of a cras~ng. Jap .i~. cide plane, Lt: Ge~. Simon Bolivar Buckner discusses combat plans wt~ Ma|. uen. jonn It. ~oag~ 24th Corps commander, at Buckner's headquarters on the embattled enemy tslancL U.S. Army Signal Corps photo. (lntmmattomz|) Rt. Rev, Msgr. Edward J. Flanagan, director of boys' home. Boys Town. Neb makes sure every drop of used cooking fat is saved, weighed and turned over to Uncle Sam. Used fat helps supply med. icmes, munitions as well as home front essentials. BII.LINGS COUNTY PIONEER wire and thus improved commun- 'IT ml s T%1 Dakota its first one-carrier airplane ications. The battalion was awa~dedIl~10rIllWeSI r'lans service into the nation's capital. the Fifth Army Plaque and Clasp inI I U.H. Beeler, Norhwest's manager the Italian campaigns Courage of 1"~- m 11- "rl s 1 in Bismarck, has a~aounced that its personnel is attested by two Sil-IDlreCI Air n0uIe I Robert Hanson has been transferred ver Stays, six Bronze Star Medals ,] from Bismarck to Miles City, Mont and 13 Soldier's Medals. t Airplane service irom ~ismarcKt where he will be station manager. For early spring pasture use eresl~ed wheatgrass in the cen~al and western, and brome grass in the eastern parts of the state, advises NDAC Extension Service. directly to New York and Detroit i will be established by the North-I The AAA urges farmers to plant west Airlines with in a few weeks, lthe full crop acreage called far in disclosed Ralph Zeuthen, the air-] the high 1945 farra goals. Regard~ line's publicity man. This wouldI less of way developments, another bring Bismarck within seven hoursI record output of food, iber, anc~ o~ of New York CiCy. /crops is needed. Soya flour and grits~ with their high quality protein, ave expecially good for mixing with ground meat to make it go farther. Zeuthen also said that the com- pany is now negotiating for 50- passenger four-engine planes which will serve Bismarck on the coast- to-coast route from Seattle and North Dakota has 63 hatcheries Portland to New York. Authority to extend its ~ar~scon- with.~ a total capacity of 3,573,5181 tinenal line from Milwaukee ~o De- egg--pcornFo is one of the most effi- troit and New York was given by the Civil Aeronautics board last December. Northwest has also asked cient sources of human food, on the[ permission to fly from Bismarck to basis of usable calories per acre. Washington. D. C giving North A Prisoner of War Information Bureau in the Mediterrian Theater has one of the most complete sets of iT.alex files on German arid Italian prisoners of any such bureau in EuTo,pe. A Mediterranean Theater main- tains more than 200 Azmy field stov~ used ~or cookirtg meals of soldiers at Allied Force Headquar- ters. JAMESTOWN EDITOR RESIGNS POSITION Miss Lois Meir, editor of the Jamestown Sun for nearly two years, has resigned her position and has applied for overseas Red Cross work. Bryon G. Hansen, publislser, will take over the editorship unfil Col. Percy Hansen returns about June 1. Take a bundle of wire paper to yomr next Peer for euter eo/lectte In WAR $110 i'AGE NO. 1 JENNY By Russell Keaton HE WA% WHEN I REPORTED IT TO THEt D TO LEAVE THE ( TOWER AT AIRDALE. I oR WHAT TH~ l D~DN'T WA~T TO I bLE WAS. TED? TO F~ND OUT. POUR ON THE COAL./ J I REMEM[~EI'~ TtAI5 SHOT'/ 4 ~ 4~ P . ~OLD OR- TION/THE ~. TO GO, /( Gg . ~I ARE AL- IX TED ,TW }I SENDING ( -"~t~ YOU~/I voR RA NrS,E- I THE L, ' I YOU'VE GOT TO COME BACK, 5AMMIE, YOU VE GOT TO/ [~LL DI | WITHOUT YOU-- IN FACT I LL ? I THll pris carl pita tot THI bet fle~ tel re~ tire the eer vf wo, 8n$ &s