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December 6, 1945

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THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER J I I Six Thousand New Members Join American Legioni Undeclared Civil War of China Area New Chief of Staff The American Legion has seen re,any thrilling things at its 27 conventions, but never a more stirring sight than was presented in the Coliseum in Chicago, as pictured above. Some 6,000 men and women veterans of World War II were sworn into the Legion while spectators held their breath as the candidates repeated the pledge. The Legion plans to recruit five to six million veterans of the last war to add to their ranks. Leathernecks Visit Chinese Opera House in Peiping bri~ S/Sat, John J. Kaiser Jr. of East Keansburg, N. J center, and Cpl. Max It. Itoemer of Kan- iams City, Me right, sho0t the breeze with a couple of Chinese opera stars in a backs~sge "bull session" at i the Peiping Oper& house, Coutlsuous performances were staged for the 1st marine division occupying the ~ ~ these Chinese trogpers. The ~leathernocks say they plan to master Chinese opera and bring it back A!i~terl~, with hopes that R may become generally accepted. Something New in Christmas Cards Bringing a gay, warm touch to the most Joyous holiday season in 7ears is pretty Phyllis Creore of Rochester, N. Y. No Christmas carA that can be casually tossed aotde will come from her. Instead, shining tile greetl~ cards, which later find use around the house as hot plates and eoasters, WIll be sent to the radio star's friends ~ Eisenhower Visits Iowa Relatives Legion Hears Nimitz Adm. Chester Nimitz, USN, is shown as he addressed the AmerJ- can Legion convention In Chicago. The admiral was honored with the Legion's Distinguished Service reed- Celebrates Birthday ?~ t ,UNAN Shantung province seaport of Tsingtao took a place in the forefront of undeclared civil war in China when Chiang's troops were landed from American transports. Occupied since October 11 by U. S. marines, the possibility of involvement in clashes has been heightened by fact that Chinese Communist forces ring the port by land. Stassen Returns to Civilian Life Capt. H~rold Stassen, USNIt, receives his final pay from the navy and become~ a civilian. Paymasterifs Lt. Com. F. C. Mathis, New Brigh- ton, Pa. (right). Former Governor Stassen stated that he would become active in the 1946 congressional campaign and in a plan to liberalize the Itepublican party. He refuses to discuss the 1948 presid~ntial campaign, although :he is considered a cmididate. America's Oldest Style of Football Soccer was the first kind of football played in the United States. It is the only game of football played in most of the world. The greatest single soccer organization in the world ~s the Lighthouse Boys' club in Philadelphia, consisting of some 500 players. Photograph shows how the club is developing new champions from among the youngsters. Pearl Harbor Group Holds Hearings General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, while attending the American Legion convention in Chi- cago, was nominated by President Truman to succeed General Marshall as chief of staff of the army. He started on his duties immediately. Nobel Prize Winner Gabriela Mistral, the well-known Chilean poetess, was named as the winner of the 1945 Nobel prise for literature. The famous poetess lives in Rio de Janelro. The Nobel prise for peace was recently awarded to former Secretary of State Hull. Stork Landing Place Ex-paratrooper Stuart Kabbel pa- rades the streets of Hollywood in an attempt to secure a home for his 20- year-old wife, Betty, who is expect- tug arrival of stork shortly. He so- lected the busy corner of Hollywood and Vine in the film city. Evict OPA Director Dur~ his recent western trip, Gen. Dwight D, Eisenhower stopped I I I Ben W. Koepke, OPA rent control off at Boone, Iowa, to visit ~ Mrs. Eisenhower's relatives. They are, J Mrs, Adelalr~ Hill of Fort Arid/l- [ Hearings were started on the Pearl Harbor disaster before a Joint } director for the Los Angeles ares, I~ right: Mrs. Joel E. Carlson, aunt of Mrs, Eisenhower, Mrs. Jolm I son, Wls is shown as she cele-I congressional committee. Left to right: Sen. Scott W. Lucas, Illinois; Ireceives his eviction notice from 8, DoW4, m~ of Mrs. Eisenhower, Mr, Carlson, MJss Carlson, General I brutes her 107th birthday. Last year [ 8on. W. F. George, Georgis; Sen. Alben Barkley, Kentucky, chairman; I owner of apartment house where he 'q~ke," Mamie Moore, and M~, Frau~ces Dowd Moore, sister e/Mrs. FAsom- [ Vice Pres. Henry Wallace attended I Ben. Homer Ferguson, Michigan; and Pep. Jere CoOper. Tennessee (stand. Hves in Los Angeles. Apartment ~, her celebration, j lug, Who Is chairman of the house, group of the commRtee. I oWners are striking against OPA.