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September 27, 1945

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lira I 3 I i THE BTT,LTNC' g COTT'f',Tq'Y pIONEER IIII Only a Slight Difference of Fifty-Three Years Once in a great while Mother Nature permits herself a whimsical chuckle and turns in a performance that makes us gasp. The old lady gave such a performance on the day that George Thomas Morton was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He is called either "Ike" or "General," for little George looks as if he~ were a pea nut of the same pod that gave us General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower. There is an interval of 53 years between the births of the two "lkes." George Thomas will soon be two years old. Fired First and Last Shots at Jap Invaders The leathernecks of the U. S. 4th marine regiment, shown as they were briefed before their landing at Yo- kosuka, Jap naval base at the entrance to Tokyo bay, by their commanding officer, Lt, Col. Fred D. Beans of Annapolis. Md. The 4th marines served in China from 1927, then defended Corregidor. As raiders they saw action in Solomon campaigns, Emirau. Guam, Okinawa and finally landed on Japan proper with General MacArthur's surrender commission. They have the honor of firing some of the first and last shots. Old Glory Over Tokyo Embassy Insert shows Admiral William Halsey, famed commander of the U. 8. 3rd fleet, and General Douglas MacArthur, Allied commander, as they salute Old Glory as it is unfurled over the American embassy in TokyO. The general view was taken from the gates of the embassy, showing in the background the wreckage of the city of Tokyo, caused by bombs. Will Try" German War Criminals Miss America of 1945 Twenty-one-year-old Bess Myer- son of Bronx, N. Y who won the Atlantic City title of "Miss America, 1945." She turned down movie con- tract offers which went with title. Allied Prisoners' Aid ~Left shows Francis Blddle, former U. S. attorney general, who has been ~ the American member of the four-power military tribunal tlmt will try the major Axis war criminals. Judge John J. Parker, of Char- lotto, ]~. C has been named as Blddle's alternate. Parker was nomi- nated by President Hoover to the Supreme court but rejected by the senate. Evelyn Gore-Symes, 15-year-old English girl, who spent seven years in Budapest. Through the German occupation, she aided scores of Allied prisoners to react* safety. / Receives Honor--Expccted Blame "The general and his lady," shown in Washington, shortly after their happy reunion. General Wainwright stated that all the time he was a prisoner in Japanese camps, he thought the American public would hold him responsible for the fall of the Philippines. The honors heaped upon him by the nation came as a gratifying surprise to America's No. 1 hero. President's Daughter Chorister Listeners throughout the country had the opportunity to hear Mar- garet Trdman, center, daughter of President Truman, when she broad- casted with the choir of the Trinity Episcopal church, from the Inde- pendence, Me "Church of the Air," on a coast-to-coast network. She has ~ppeared in operas in several cities in recent years. Rattlesnakes at Ford's Funeral The faithful of the Dolly Pond Church of God, surrounded by pushing crowd of curious, bury Brother Lewis Ford, as he had wished, fondling over his open casket the rattlesnake which killed him. Preacher Ford died as the result of snake bites received during a service held near Daisy, Tenn at which snake handling was a highlight. Millionth G.I. Home From Europe Corp. Almon N. Conger, medic, of Tacoma,~Wash left, the millionth G.L to be redeployed from the European theater of operations since V-E Day, is greeted by commander of the 35th infantry division, MaJ. Gun. Paul W. Baade, on the arrival of the Queen Mary at New York. Conger wears the distinguished service cross along with his service bars. Tojo in Suicide Try The "mighty" leader of the Jap- anese empire at the start of the war, Premier General Hideki Tojo is pictured here as he lies in a semi-coma condition after shooting himself. Doctors report his life will be saved so he might be hung. Named to State Post :::::I:: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::" ""::': ::::: ::::2 :::::: ::: :~x :i.~:~!i:!!!~:~:~:~:~.!:!::': ::!i~!~:~ Donald S. Russell of South Care- lina, whose nomination as assistant secretary of state was made by President Truman. Russell will fill the vacancy caused by the elevation of Dean Acheson to undersecretary of state. It is expected that other changes will be made. Try Lidice 'Butcher' . Karl Hermaun Frank, German secretary of state for Bohemia-Mora- via, who is better known as "Butch- er" Frank of Lidice. He is consid- ered responsible for the liquidation of the Lidlce populace following the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. In 'Hall of Fame' Dick Fowler, 20 years old, Phila- delphia Athletics, who by pitching a no-hit norrtm game against the St, Louis Browns has entered base- bali's ball of fame,