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. THE BILLINC-S COUNTY PIONEER Production of Civilian Radios Gets Under Way Jap Leads ' arine Air Attack i The Ladder 9f Fame Production of radios for civilian sale has started in fullr force. One of the first radio production lines in the country is pictured at a Plymouth, Ind plant. The capacity of the plant will shortly be 2,000 sets & day. This will aid materially in making radio sets available for almost every need. Production has speed- e~ up beyond earlier reports with every indica ion that the market will shortly be well supplied. Cabinet Meets on Reconversion Planning Program ?~i:i:i:!:i:!:i:i:!: President Truman calls his cabinet to consider all angles of reconversion brought to a head by the Japa- nese surrender. Photo shows, left to right: Clinton P. Anderson, agriculture; Lewis B. Schwellenback, labor; John B. Blandferd Jr housing agency; J. A. Krug, WPB; J. E. Snyder, war mobilization; William Davis, economic stabilization; Leo T. Crowley, foreign economics; Henry A. Wallace, commerce; Abe Fortas, undersecretary of interior; Robert Hannegan, postmaster general; Henry L. Stimson, secretary of war; James F. Byrnes, secretary of state; President Harry S. Truman; Fred M. Vinson, treasury; Tom Clark, at- torney general; and James F. Ferrestal, secretary of navy. Landing Map of Surrender Group AUG ~ I~&llAlrt #ORC S Wlti t&ND 4r ArSUGI tOCAtrED Official map released by the Jalmaese Imperial headquarters, show- lng where landing points were made available for the airborne troops accompanying General MacArthur and his staff. The main point of con- tact was the Atsugi airfield, 20 miles southwest of Tokyo. Following the landing by air, strong U. S. troops were to be provided with landing ports in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo bay. Navy Father Enlists Triplets After New Honors Weighted willz medals and shoot- lug for the national swimming championship is 17-year-oM Frances Kenney of Raleigh, N. C three-time Carolina swimming champion. She also holds three Junior AAU nation- ai medals as well as relay team first place. DeGaulle at Capital From the waist of a marine Mitchell bomber, Japanese Lieutenant Minoru Wada leads one of the last raids on Japanese installments prior to signing of peace. A prisoner of war, he offered his services to direct American pilots over the Japanese mainland. Purple Heart Heroes Play Ball Pvt. Leo Qualiotto is safe at home in a softball game played at the Percy Jones hospital during a Purple Heart field day sponsored by the Detroit hospitals as part of the army's rehabilitation program. Doolittle's Raiders Released The first four members of Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle's Tokyo raiders liberated by American paratroopers, before the surrender of Japan be- came official. As shown they are: upper left, Dean E. Hallmark of Dallas; upper right, Robert L. Hlte of Earth, Texas; lower left, Robert J. Meder, Columbus, Ohio; and lower right, William Glove Farrow, Wash- ins'tan, D. C. Ride 1,200 Miles on Horses :i United Nations girls, all prize win- ners of war bond campaigns, see New York from a ladder atop the roof of their hotel. They visited Washington and New York, having won a four-day trip for their meri- torious services in war work and bond sales. Heads West Point MaJ. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, for- mer commander of the 101st air. borne division, has been selected as superintendent of the U. S. military academy at West Point. He flew from Washington to be with his men when they were reported cut off be- hind German lines. Petain's Final Exit Henri Philippe Petain, who was chief of state of France during the Vichy regime, is shown as he was escorted from the courtroom by guards after his recent conviction. Reconversion Plow As their mother looks on, Charles Allen. James Milton and Robert ~ter Hardin, left to right, triplets, are sworn into the navy by their father, Capt. David Winchester Hardin, USN, senior officer in the Baltimore district. The triplets plan to follow the navy as a career and later Me Annapolis examinations. Photograph shows Gen. de Gaulle with President Truman, during De Gaalle's recent visit to Photo shows Virginia Conradson and Eileen Holt, who rode from Los Washington. They are shown dur. Angeles to Stoneham, Colo. They traveled the 1,200 miles at the rate of lug the playing of the national $0 to 35 miles a day, sleeping by the roadside at night in bedrolls. anthem, as the White House troops Their horses wore out four sets of "unrationed" shoes, and were fed paid honor to the French leader. [ breakfast oats during a large Dart of the trio through Arizona. I As far as President Harry S. Tru- man is concerned, the war is over and the tasks of peace now have his priority The gun that was ov his desk has been replaced with | model of a plow.