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THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Nazi Prisoners Work to Re-Btfild Wrecked Europe Da. Gain Reoresentatlon at San Francisco ] JL German prisoners, both war and civilian, are put to work as punishment for infraction of AIHed military government regulations. They are forced to clean up wrecked buildings and to build beds for returning troops and civilians. At the Citadelle of Port Louis, Lorient, France, they uncovered mass graves of French civilians murdered by Nazis. Picture shows (inset, upper left): German prisoners cleaning up a street in Kitzinger, Germany. Oval: Uncovering a mass grave. Center: An assembly line at Munich making beds. 853 Cadets Graduate From West Point This group of Danish officials is shown on arrival in San Francisco, where Denmark was admitted as the 50th member of the United N~ons Security conference. Met at the airport by Axel C. F. Sporon-Fc~::er, right, consul general of San Francisco, they are, left to right: Hel~ ick De Kauffman, minister to Washington; Prof. Erik Husfeldt and I'rof. Hartvig Friseh. Twice Bombed Off Flagship An overhead view showing some of the 853 cadets who graduated from the West Point military academy, as Lt. Gen. Barton K. Yount, commanding general, A.A.F.T.C gives the graduates their wings. Dwight A. Riley of Athens, Ohio, was selected as honor man of the 1945 graduating class. Among the graduates was Cadet W. D. Clark. who received his diploma from the hand of Gen. Mark W. Clark, his father. St. Louis Girl Sets Mail Record Little Rose Marie Chosiner, eight, of St. Louis, is surrounded with a part of the 8,000 pieces of mall sent her in Just one week after she wrote in to Smiling Ed McConnell asking for at least one birthday card ,for her birthday. 14 'Beavers' on Coast Guard LST Takes Big Toll The 5~bmarine Parche has sunk 4,500,000 tons of Jap shipping since the war began. ,Photo shows It. Comdr. W. M. McCory and lookout men as they stand at the conning tower of the Parche, flying its battle flag after its return to Pearl Hat, bur New Twirler Vice Adm. M. A. Mitscher, commander of carrier task force 58, was twice bombed off his flagship by "suicide planes" of the J;-~ps. Despite his Close calls, Mltscher does not consider the Jap suicide planes a "serious threat to Ajneriean success in the Pacific." Photo shgws Admiral Mitscher as he spoke to press conference in Washington. ~Vith him is Secretary of the Navy James ForrestaL War Crimes Conference in Session Here is a view of the scene in the law court of London as the United Nations War Crimes conference opened. Great Britain's Justice Wright (standing in center background) is addressing the assembled United Nations delegates to the conference. Generals Watch Front Line Action Ahoy mate, fetch n lawnmower! These pys have been dodging the barber long enough. 8ervin~ nbeard n coast-guard-manned LST, these 14 "beavers" took part in the assault on Okinaws. A roulh and ready , bssd. they carry their hobbies on their ~n/zm--the same kind of luzurlsnt IoJia~e t]Lst GraDdpa used to wear. I In windup action here is Dave] Marine MaJ. Gen. Lemuel Sheperd, holding walking stick, and IAeu- Ferriss, sensational new pitcher ofI tenant General Buckner, center, watch front line action from an Okitmwa the Boston Red Sos. who husJ ridge as their forces storm Naha, capital of the island. The conquest of chalked up hls sixth stralght victer~J this island, at frightful cost, possibly wound up the long and arduous which began with Gnndulcanal in 194Z. udth n one-hit shutout. I strategy of "Island hopping," i Five marine communicators are up a tree in an effort to further confuse a puzzled Okinawa native. The leatherneck linemen are (coun- terclockwise from upper left) Cpl. F. Clevenger, Cleveland, Tenn.; Cpl. Thomas J. Kranz, Toledo, Ohio; Pfc. Jerry Locke, Pryor, Okla.; Pie. Henry Luebbe, Belvue, Kans and Cpl. John Jones, Ebensburg, Pa. Happy Jap Arms folded across his bony chest, this skinny Jap prisoner was taken by infantrymen who captured Wawa dam. on Luzon. He told his captors that he was kicked in the face by a Jap captain when he fell from ex- haustion while carrying sttpplies. Shown with S/Sgt. Andrew Fedorls. Icewoman Is Here Not even the iceman's domain is safe from the assaults of advancing womanhood. Here is Mrs. Ada Man- sell of Pittsburgh, Pa. Wins Opening Race Jockey Bobby Permane presented this mud-caked face after be had won the oPening rac~ at Belmont Park, astride "Dusty." Bobby mad mount weren't leading all the way.