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Fifty.Thousand-Dollar Bulls Sold WESTON COUNTY GAZETTE, UPTON, WYOMING Kisses for Beauty Troops Continue to Sail From U. S. Ports The world's top priced bulls, $50,000 each, were sold at the National Western Stock show, Denver, Colo. Richard C. Riggs, CantonsvilIe, Md., buyer of T. T. Triumphant, 29th, the Hereford at left, is shown between the two Valuable bulls, E. F. Fisher, auto magnate, purchased the Here- ford shown on right for his Hi-Point farm in Michigan. Yanks Check Up on Jap Pillbox ;'" : i  3 : " ....... l i i!:Tii:i/'ik,- Cautiously, troopers check a Japanese pillbox facing the road to the town of Manao, on Luzon island in the Philippines. Little opposition was met with from the pillboxes or other Japanese fortifications captured by the Americans after their landing on Luzon. Navy big guns had done their share in softening up landing areas. 'I Shall Return' Pledge Kept PACIFIC OCEAN SULU SEA MINDANAC imndings on Philippines, (1) at Leyte, (2) Mindoro. (3) Marinduque, snd (4) Luzon, most important of all the islands. Just two years, eight months and four days after the fall of Corregidor, American troops are back toLretake the entire island. U. S. LST Afire in Philippines All hands on the rescue boat are at their posts, ready for a new Jap attack, as they stand near the flaming LST. Cargo, tanks, trucks, Jeeps and other material are now a mass of flames, but the invasion fleet moves in as General MacArthur's men spread out to retake the Philippines from the Japanese invaders. Brig. Gen. Edgar E. Hume, com- manding officer of the Fifth army's A.M.G., has a kiss for one of the little guests at a party given desti- tute children of Florence by the A.M.G. Some 700,000 lire was con- tributed by soldiers for the party. Other parties were also given by G.I.s. Lessons on Diapers Diaper service operators, repre- sented by George Garland, left, ex- plain to Rep. Margaret Chase Smith (Maine), and Rep. Mary T. Norton (N. J.). that present material for di- apers is not suitable for needs. Not Going Anywhere Recently arrived from Europe at port of Boston, these German of- ricers are being given back their personal belongings. They are be- ing assigned to permanent prisoner of war camps in the United States for the duration. Heads Dies' Group L Rep. Edward J. Hart, (N. J. Dem.) who voted against new house committee on Un-American activi- ties, has been appointed as chair. man of the new committee. i Left: A troopship at sea. No room for deck chairs on this one-time luxury liner which sailed from York port. Upper center: Every inch of space is utilized. Here is a small section of one compartment a U. S. army transport, after it was loaded at the New York port. Right: Red Cross workers, always wave goodbye to troops as an army transport begins its overseas voyage from the Boston port. Overseas Handling of Service V-Mail V-mail handling has become one of the best organized and most important branches of the service. V-mail combat film exchange. Upper left, temporary sending station in the field. Center, outgoing casing operation. Upper right, loading V-mail gear at Pearl Harbor. Wherever Uncle Sam's boys found, V-mail will reach them. Officials urge more extensive use of this service. Old Story in Warring Belgium ..-, i Carrying their few belongings, Belgian civilians trudge wearily along a road from the path of an advancing German army (left), and return (right), after the American armies have repelled the attack of the Nazis. Thousands of Belgians are without homes and many are in serious con- dition from privations. Navy's Leading Hellcat Pilots '40 Men, 8 Reminiscent of World these American a "40 Hommes, 8 car in France. They are of 302 Reg., 3rd Bn., 94th of the American troops by these box cars in This is the first photograph during present war. Speed on Fifty-eight Jap planes downed. That's the combined total of the navy's two highest scoring Hellcat pilots. L. to R., Comdr. David McCamp- bell, Los Angeles, and Lt. Cecil E. Harris, Cresbard, South Dakota. McCampbell destroyed 34 Jap planes in the air, and Lieutenant Harris shot down 24 enemy aircraft. i Speed on ice is shown as ! polo, No. 11, of Boston skates Butch McDonald Hawks during game Chicago Black Hawks won