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t THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER iIIiMiina~ .-w~. =m -- I i iiiii ill i 1 i i l German Cities in the Path of Allies' Advance i u.s. Delegates to Conference Opens Confe 1 City after city in Germany is being leveled to the ground by the Allied air forces and the advancing artil. lery and infantry units. Among the cities to which war has been brought home by the advancing vic- torious Allies are: upper left, Aschaffehburg; lower left, Duren receives its quota, little remaining of city on ]goer river after saturation bombing. Center: View of Wesel, focal point of American forces on Rhine. Upper right, Limburg railroad marshalling yards after bombing. Lower right, Eitburg, War Returns to Okinawa, Japan's Nerve Center In 1853 the Le~therneok complement of Commodore Perry's squadron accompanied him on a visit to Okinawa. The Devil Dogs, in the current ammult, found the long narrow island made up of plateaus ud ridges. Most of the population of 443,000 is engaged in a substandard of agriculture. Centuries of being kicked around, in the game of power polflics, has produced a mixed race with strains of Malayan, Korean, Chinese and Japaneee-4 people completely ignorant of the United BraZes. ]Photos above show the natives after the American invasion. Meiji Shrine Burned to Ashes Wins Novel Award The grand MeJJi shrine, near the Imperial palace of Japan in Tokyo where the Emperor often officiated, was among the places hit in four-hour-long raid by a huge fleet of American superfortresses. The Jap communique, which told of the raid in which Imperial palace buildings were hit, said the sanctuary was burned to ashes. B-29 Hero Honored by General 8gt; Josiah E. Greene, Washing, ton, Conn won first prise in Mac. Mfltan contest for his novel, "No| in Our Stars." Back from Italy, he Is now a link trainer instructor. New Baseball Czar MaJ. Gen. Willis H. Hale, former commanding general of the army air forces in the Pacific ocean area, pats S/Sgt. H, E. Erwin of Bes- semer, Ala on the arm after ptosenting him with the congressional medal of honor for picking up a burning bomb over Tokyo and tossing it out of a 11-29. Members of the crow whose lives he saved staad by. Albert "Happy" Chzmdler, U. S. senator from Kentucky, who has been appointed to succeed the late Keneuw Mountain Landis M baseball's czar. The United States delegates to the San Francisco World Security conference~ are shown above. Top, left to right, Secretary Stettinins. Senator Vandenberg, Representative Bloom, and Cordeil Hull. Lower, Commander Stassen, Representative Eaton, Senator Connally and Vir- ginia Gildersleeve. Center, official emblem and view of home of the con- ference. Flag Heroes Visit Truman Heroes of flag rai~ing on Iwo Jima look at oll painting of historic picture displayed by President Truman. Left to right: Ph. M. 2/c Johni H. Bradley, Appleton, WJs Secretary Henry Morgentlmu, President Truman, Pfc. Rene Gagnon, M~s Pfc. Ira Hayes, Bapchule, Ariz u they visit in the President's office in the White House. Substitute for Horse Power Hooking his pet tiger to a plow, Melvin Coontz, Chatsworth, Calif gentleman farmer, proceeds with his spring planting regardless of gas rationing or manpower shortage. Coontz declares the most primitive of the animal family takes to dirt farming like a veteran. The tiger, however, is not generally recommended as a farm animal. Russian Army Invades Berlin ~i~!~i~!i ii~iii:.~iiiiiiii:i!i~ :~: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: .-:~: :,:~.:.:.:~:::: !:i.!:~.~:!:!::.~!:i;!~.~:i:~.::~:~:.::-: With infantrymen hanging on superstructures, powerful Red army tankq rumble through devastated streets of Berlin under a pall of smoke from burning buildings. This photo was radioed from Moscow ta New York to Chicago and shows the damage done to the heart ef Germany's gre~atest city. Much of the city was left in ruins. Photo shows Secretary of State Stettinius as he opened the United Nations Conference for World Se- curity in the San Francisco War Memorial opera house. Delegates from 44 nations were present at the ~pening session of the conference, Outstanding Mother Mrs. Esther Stolnlck, Brooklyn, who has been chosen as the out- standing mother of 1945. She is the mother of nine sons and two daughters, eight of her sons are in the armed forces. She is shown hold- ink some of their decefa~ons, in. cindins the Purple Heart. To Head Air Forces Lt. Gen. Barney M. Giles, upper, appointed commanding general of the army air forces in the Pacific, replacing Lt. Gen. Mlilard F. Har- mon, reported missing on flight. Lt. Gen. Ira A. Eaker, lower, is the new deputy commander of the army air forces. G.I. at Conference At the request of Secretary of State Stettinius, Pvt. Alfred Lilien. ithal, New York City, has been so- :lectod by American Veterans com. !mittee to represent them at San ~'rancisco,