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THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Nation's Hats Off to Hard Task Well Done i i +. The organization of the American forces in Europe which brought about the complete collapse and uncon- ditional surrender of the once-unbeatable German forces which set out to rule the world. To Gen. Dwight D. Elsenhower, his army group commanders, Bradley, Devers and Clark, we render thanks. To General Pat- ton, General. Hedges and General Gerow, under Bradley; General Simpson and General Patch under De- vers and to General Trnescott, under Clark in Italy, the credit of directing the world's finest army is due. A Job well done, by the finest staff ever assembled in the history of any war. Germany's Nazi Down--Japan Soon to Follow Allied Prosecutor Above, Justice Robert H. Jackson, U. S. Supreme court, recently ap- pointed as chief of counsel, for the United States, in charges of atroci- ties. Below: Admiral Karl Doenitz, who, at time of surrender, was lead- ing German government and must account to Allies at trials. Right-Hand Bower I Baseball Unaffected by Army Draft i~ The sandlotters-future major players, show the stuff that has made baseball America's own and greatest ball game. The suits may be large, the weight and strength lacking, but the skill and pep cannot be surpassed by any professional team. Members of boy clubs do their part in keeping youngsters off the street. Final 'Master Race' Roundup Left: President Harry S. Truman, officially ending the war in Europe. Gathered around him are mem- bers of his cabinet, family and officials. Right: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme Allied commander, makes announcement of German unconditional surrender at SHAEF, Prance. At left is Sir Arthur Tedder, deputy supreme commander. The world's greatest war was thus brought to s successful conclusion. Pacific G.Ls Tame and Use Pets Pity the S-VE-Eper Dogs, goats or monkeys, regardless of nationality, the American ex- peditionary forces in the Pacific have tamed, adopted as pets and put to use to hunt out the Japs, locate poison gas, gun emplacements, or furnish milk to sick buddies. Thousands of rare and unusual pets will be brought into the United States when Tokyo falls. War-Born Lessons Dropped From Air Michael Parrotta, New York saul- t taUon department sweeper, is one 1 man who thinks that Victory is no/! all it's cracked up to be. HiS was I the Job of cleaning up the paper | blizzard aftermath that covered 45tb street, New York City. New Diving Record The accelerated educational schedule developed In the wartime emer- gemey, which put the student through a normal four-year college course Im from 28 to 36 mouths, will be discontinued as soon as possible by most ~lloges, but the government will see that substitute courses are furnished Io OJ.s by airmail wherever desired. Returned soldiers may still secure br~g desired. Jack Browne, 28 years old, is shown through the porthole of the decom. presslon chamber as he was slowly released from the peak pressure to set record of 550 feet dive. Photo shows Edward D. McKin, 49, of Omaha, Neb newly appoint- ed by President Truman to be his chief administrative assistant. He was a former insurance executive, and had known Truman during his senatorial years. Liberty Lights Up Lady Liberty presents a dazzling figure, as rays of brilliance suPround the national monument for the first time since December 7, 1941. the day of infamy. The s4atue on Bed- lee island in New York harbor was flooded on V-E Day with vapor lamps. Modern Tom Thumb Nazis, Nazis, Nazis, everywhere, now prisoners of Allied armies, no longer the "Master Race" of the world, they were to conquer. Photo shows the Ruhr roundup, typical of all parts of Europe, where Germany was still fighting before her unconditional surrender. We Are Coming--You're Next, Japst !ii!i!!ii!i~:Zi!i! This is the James Montgomery Flagg poster planned to shift the at- tention of war workers to the big task ahead in the Pacific, and to encour- age them to stay on the Job. The distribution of these posters was one of the first steps taken by the war department to emphasize that there must be no letdown in production as a result of the end of war in Europe. End of World's Greatest Conflict This full-grown horse, not a pony, When Col. Gen. Gustaf Jodl, German chief of staff, with back to was discovered by employees of the camera, center, signed the document under which all remaining forces of U. S. grazing service in San Juan the German armies were bound to lay down their arms in unconditional river canyon, Utah, weighing only surrender, he ended the most brilliant and devastating war in the history 199 pounds, stands three feet high. nf the country.