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November 15, 1945

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I II I Ill Ill II II I Illl Ill II Ill THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER ,llll , ,t Far Eastern Commission Awaits Arrival of Russians Members of the Far Eastern commission hold open meeting at state department and are addressed by Secretary of State Byrnes. Most of the work at hand was delayed awaiting arrival of the Russian members. Shown left to right: T. A. Stone, Canada; C. A~ Berendsen, New Zealand; P. E. Naggair. France; Ambassa- dor Wet Tao-Wiug, China; Lord Halifax, Great Britain, and Secretary of State Byrnes. The control of Japan will be the concern of the commission. Big Chinese Welcome for American Leathernecks The usually phlegmatic Chinese let themselves go with wild enthusiasm to welcome the first contingent of U. S. marines that arrived in Tientsin, China, during the occupation of North China. The cheering ~rowd stood llke this from dawn until the leathernecks arrived late at night. The leathernecks are well known by the Chinese, for during peacetime some U. S. marines were always on duty in that country. President Approves New Banner I Marks Leyte Landing President Truman has accepted the new presidential flag, which had been designed by orders of President Booseveit. The eagle is loqking toward the olive branch of peace clutched in its right talon, instead of towjtrd its left talon holding arrows symbolic of war, as was the case in the former presidential flag. Star in each corner has also been omitted. The change of omitting the four stars was made when five-star generals were authorized. Leaders of Revolutionary Junta Monument erected on the "Red" beach near Tacloban, Leyte, P. i marks the spot where General Mac- Arthur stepped ashore to lead the fight which resulted in the sue- cesstul liberation of the Phllipl~ines. A.La.Kangaroo Pack Members of the revolutionary Junta, which disposed Venezuelan Mrs. Joseph Longbregk, one of 40 President Medl~ia and his government, are pictured in the Mira Flores New Zealand war brides to arrive palace after they had taken over control of the government, Left to recently at Los Angeles, is demon- right: Komulu Betancourt, Raul Leont, Dr. Edmundo Fernandez and strafing her A-La-Kangaroo carries Capt. Marln Vargas. The new government is reported functioning, for six-months-old baby Wayne. U. S. Anti-U-Boat Super-Snooper ?i:i: : !iil i!!!ii!ii~ii:ii~iiiii~i~ii !iiii!!iii!i!!i~i!:i@i:i]! One of the many ingenious inventions that overcame the U-boat wolf packs, the "expendable radio sono buoy." The sono buoy was a sort of super-snooper radio device dropped from planes. The hydrophone picks up the sound thrown off by the U-boats and relays it by cable to the radio transmitter in the top compartment which broadcasts the signal to w~iting ships and planes. Where Civil War Flared in China I % The above map shows the area where civil war flared in China involving almost a million central government and Chinese Communist troops, fighting for control of some 11 provinces. Conflict zones are: (1) the Kaifeng section; (2) Fuehow, where the railroad is the prize; (3) Paotow Shansi; (4) Tsinan, rail center; and (5) Kiaochow, where fighting is spreading. 170th Marine Anniversary The U. S. marines on November 10 cele- brate their 170th an- niversary. Since 1775 the leathernecks have fought in America's wars and carried the flag to every corner of the world. Photo shows two marines assisting a wounded leatherneck during fighting at Iwo Jima Soon after landing the Fifth marines had the situation well in hand, as was true in their island frdm is. land hops. Leading Army Air Aces Reunited The three "Big Gs" try to hit high C at a reunion held at Wright field. Shown, left te right, are Capt. Don Gentile, Lt. Col. Francis S. Gabreski and Capt. John T. Godfrey. This trio of aces accounted for 98 German aircraft during World War I1, a record placing them far ahead of any other American pilots in the European theater Venezuelan Fighter This young man is typical of the young fighters of the Democratic party, who helped military spring the coup that ousted President An- garita and his government in Ven- ezuela. The U. S. government has recognized the new Socialist govern- .ment of Venezuela. Heads Atomic Group Sen. Brien McMahon, ~onnecticut Democrat freshman member of the upper house, has, been,named chair- man of the senate's 11-man special committee to handle all legislation on the control and use of atomic energy. Final control rests with his committee. Three Shoes Needed One leg amputated, the other thick- ened by long months ot shoeless walking over rough city streets, this child of Naples and his ragged com- panion are among the thousands who will be aided by the Victory clothing collection overseas relief. Nobel Award Wim er Sir Alexander Fleming of London university, whose discovery of the "wonder drug," penicillin, won for him the Nobel prize for ~hystoloAT and medicine for 1945. r