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rl THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER r Tokyo Lying in Ruins Struggles Back to New Life Record Tokyo-Chicago Non-Stop Flight This bombed-out are in the heart of Tokyo, near the Imperial palace, shows the dev statlng results of ~n~erican fire bombing ttackL Each section of the city is responsible for clearing away its own debris the Japanese have been ordered to do a good Job. Defense Lines, Bases Desired by Army in Pacific PACIFIC OCEAN OI(INAWA 8ONIN MA MANILA TAWI * *p AMfiOINA. 8 %MARIANA IS. JJLU " WAgE JOHNSTON GUAMII YAP % e ee CAROLINE IS. MANUS " WOTJE e MARSHALL IS MALOELAP tRUK PONAPE JALUIT 1 H~uzo O KUSAIE GKBERT IS. AIIORAEo iOLOMON IS. NAURU ELLICE IS.' , GUADALCANAL M JIqE;A Proposals by Air Gen. Henry H. Arnold for maintenance of series of defense lines in the Pacific for future national security is receiving growii~ support in congress. The latest proposal would provide major fleet bases at Pearl Harbor, Guam, Snip n, Marius and Noumea, with s main naval air base t Mactan island in the Philippines. The whole would provide chains of security far from the United States shores. The house committee said the bases are needed to maintain peace. Hurricane and Fires Strike Florida Keys Back to the Islands One of the B-29s forced down t Chicago for fueling, on its proposed Tokyo-Washington n0Htop flight. The distance from Tokyo to Chicago was 5,995 miles. High winds prevented the non-stop plans to Washington. The flight was made in 25 hours. I~nsert shows from left: Brig. Gen. Emmet O'Donnell, MaJ. Gen. Curtis Lem y and Lt. Gen. Barney Giles, leaders of the famous flight. Named to Investigate Pearl Harbor The Joint congressional committee named to investigate the Pearl Harbor disaster of December 7, 1941, is composed of, from left to right: Senators Alben W. Barkley (Dem Ky.), Walter F. George (Dem Ga.), Scott Lucas (Dem Ill.), Homer Ferguson (Pep Mich.) and Ralph Brew- ster (Pep Maine). House members of the committee include, left to right: Representatives Jere Cooper (Dem Tenn.), J. Bayard Clark (Dem N. C.), John W. Mur- phy (Dent P .), Frank B. Keefe (pep WIS.) and Bertrand Ge rh rt (Pep Calif.). The committee may also investigate conditions on the Phil- ippine islands. Claimed World's Fastest Growing City Named as New Czars Eric Johnston, upper, West coast industrialist and president of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, who has been appointed to succeed Wlll H. Hays as the film lndustry's czar. Lower photograph shows Edgar L. Warren, Chicago regional WLB chief, who becomes labor czar. Burton Appointed Without dissenting vote the sou- to confirmed the appointment ef Sen. Harold Hits Burton (Rep Ohio) to the U. S. Supreme court. Burton, 57, is a native of Massachu- setts and served as a captain in World War I. He was former mayor of Cleveland. 'Baby Star' Weds G.I. More than 200 persons were reported injured in fire at the Richmond navy blimp base as tropical hurricane reaching peak velocity of 143 miles per hour swept across the Florid Keys. More than 50,000 persons were driven to seek emergency shelter in South Florida lone. Hundreds of homes were reported damaged and destroyed in the Keys. Promise Delivery of Thousands of Tires Paul V. MeNutt, shown as he was sworn in as commissioner of the Philippines, position that he held before the fall to the Japanese after Pearl Harbor attack. His appoint- ment met with the approval of the Philippine government and people. Recruiting Head Mayor Eugene Bernard, left, enlisted local business men to erect sign at entrance to Val D'Or, rapidly growing mining community in the newly discovered ore zone of western Quebec, to prove that in 12 years the city had an increase of 1500 per cent in population. Postwar plans are for the handling of gold, zinc and copper from nearby mines. Patterson Replaces Secretary Stimson Seventeen-year-old film star Shir- ley Temple, former baby star of the movies, shown in her bridal dress as she was married te 8gL John G. Agar Jr. of Chicago. Calling Tokyo Taxi Tires, thousands of them, are shown moving out of the huge plants of the Firestone Tire and Rubber company, Akron, Ohio, to civilian users everywhere. The reconversion from military to civil/an fire production was almost immediate, and first line tires will flow, in ever-increasing quantifies, to the civilian market. To Brig. Gen. Harold N. Gilbert USA, has been entrusted the direc- tion of the greatest recruiting cam- paign Im the h/story of the army. Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson, left, who has ~ named by President Truman to succeed Secretary Sttmson, right, as secretary of war. This was the seventh cabinet change since President Truman took omce. Patterson was made undersecretary while training in the field with the New York National Guard. He has been in charge of army production. Bob Cromle of Chicago is experi- encing language difficulty as he dickers with Japanese rickshaw boy for a ride in the ru/ned capital. Price has doubled since surrender, also true of other prices.