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THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER O President Truman Announcing Surrender of Japs Photo shows President Harry S. Truman as he announced the end of the war with Japan. Left to right, front row, Admiral Leahy, Secretary of State Byrnes, President Truman and ex-Seeretary of State Cordell Hull. Three years, eight months and one week after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor the Japs ac- cepted the terms of the Allies for an uneonditlonal surrender. Antennas to Blanket Nation With Television Plans to inaugurate a new system of television and FM radio broadcasting from stratosphere airplanes cruising six miles in the air, as soon as permits and equipment can be obtained, were announced by West- inghouse Electric. Initial flight tests of the system, known as stratovlsion, are expected to be made soon. Large circle shows the increase to about 103,000 square miles possible under the system of stratovision. Furlough in Island of Peace American soldiers enter Switzerland on furlough to spend eight days in the tiny land that remained a veritable '*Isle of Peace" in a sea of war for nearly six years of the European conflict. Photo shows a few G.Ls in the Swiss Alps, altitude 10,290 feet. Novel Hits Jackpot "Before the 8)an Goes Down," a novel about a small town in the 1880s by Eliabeth Metzger Howard, has been awarded $145,000 in prises by Doubleday, Doran & Company, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is her first novel and will soon be published. Unaccustomed Service Returns Still Swim Champ With the end of gas rationing motorists have learned how to say, "Fill it up," again. Service stations are beginning to get back into the complete one-stop service with windows cleaned, water supplied, oil checked and tank completely filled. Just like in the good oM days. T/res are also checked--and advance orders taken for new qnes, when--! Keo Nakama of Ohio State re. rained his 400-meter crown and was Judged the individual winner, hav- ing the most points in the recent Senior AAU swimming and diving chamlplonship. Expected Back With MacArthur Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, then a major general, Is pictured with General MacArthur, as they appeared in the Philippines shortly before the Jap invasion. Wainwright, who led the forlorn hope on Corregidor, was captured by Nipponese and is expected to rejoin General MacArthur, to directly issue all orders to the Japanese officials. Government Prepares Postwar Heads of the different government departments working on cuts in wartime restrictions. Left to right: J. A. Krng, War Production board; Chester Bowles, Office of Price Administration; Frank L. McNamee, War Manpower commission; William H. Davis, director of economic stabili- zation; and John Snyder, director of war mobilization and reconversion The purpose is to remove all government restrictions and rationing as soon as possible. Trumans Help Celebrate Peace Following his announcement that Japs had met peace terms, Presi- dent Harry S. Truman, accompanied by Mrs. Truman, appeared on the steps of the White House to greet the crowds gathered for the official announcement. The President announced to the crowd that he had de. clared a two-day holiday for all government employees--which did not include his staff. Symbol of Complete Victory Symbol of conquest over the Japanese, in the eyes of every navy man, is the dream picture of Admiral Halsey riding the emperor's white horse through the streets of Tokyo. Sailors at naval frontier base, Tompkinsvllle, N. Y react to Jap surrender news in fashion shown ht phv4o, iacluding a mounted white horse and parade. L Co-Operative Farm Employees of Goldwaters depart- ment store in Phoenix, Ariz during their spare time operate a 21-acre farm which furnishes them with fruits, vegetable, poultry and dairy products. They are paid in prod- uce from the farm. More than 160 employees work the farm. Petain Found Guilty Aged Marshal Henri Philippe Pe- rain, shown in court when he was convicted of treason charges against France. The sentence called for death, with the recommendation by the jury that the sentence not be carried out because of his age. Reconverted Senator "Buddy" Lewis, slugging outfield- er of the Washington Senators who spent three years in the army, ~s shown back in Washington uniform after his discharge from the army. Getting into baseball shape, he will aid Senators in drive for top honors. Receives Jap's Reply Max Grassli, left, Swiss charge d'affairs, shown when he delivered to James F. Byrnes, U. S. secretary of state, the Japanese reply to un- conditional surrender.