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Allied Armies Dot European
Highways With Traffic Signs
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PARS--UP)--The Allied Armies.
which always go in for countless
signs wherever they travel, now are
taking advantage of the lack of com-
General Lauds
Former Prof,
Col. Riley Worked
At New York P. o. E
Col. Harrie D. W. Riley, an assist-
ant professor of Military Science and
Tactics at the University in 1939,
was recently congratulated by the
former Commanding General of the
New York Port of Embarkation for
his work there, T. Hawley Tapping,
general secretary of Alumni Associa-
tion, said yesterday.
"Throughout the period of active
operations in the European and Med-
iterranean theatres you consistently
displayed intense devotion to duty
and mature knowledge of the admin-
istrative a n d military functions
which went far toward enabling this
port to operate as a smooth and ef-
fective organization," the letter of
commendation from Maj. Gen. Hom-
er M. Groninger, now Commanding
General of the San Francisco Port
of Embarkation, read.
Bachelor in Engineering
Col. Riley, who received his bach-
elor's degree in engineering here in
1911, served as commanding officer
of Camp Shanks, New York, and in
1942 as Port Engineer at the Brook-
lyn Army Base Terminal.
After graduation, Col. R i le y
worked as a. railway signal engineer
and then served with the Interstate
Commerce Commission's Division of
Valuation of Railways until 1917,
when he entered the Army as a cap-
Served in Panama
After the war he remained in uni-
form and served in Panama with the
Eleventh Engineers for three years.
He later operated the hydroelectric
plant at Muscle Shoals, and trained
the Illinois National Guardsmen in,
Dean Edmonson To Talk
Before Miami Graduates~
Dean James B. Edmondson of the
School of Education is in Oxford, O.,
today to address the graduating class
of Miami University.
While visiting there, the Dean will
participate in the meetings of the
Ohio Educational Planning Confer-
ence being conducted at Miami Uni-

bat activities really to turn their
sign-painters loose.
Driving from Biamen, Germany, to
Paris we found highways through
Germany, Holland, Belgium and
France dotted with signs in a man-
ner reminiscent of the billboard bui-
ness back home.
They concern occupation regula-
tions. conduct for soldier traffic, in-
structions and other subjects. Since
territories involved often are jointly
c perated, the signs are sometimes
American and sometimes British-
and quite cften give the translation
into whatever is the local language.
The British go in for plenty of
traffic Lignals - often obscure to
Yanks even yet-and when they
think a road is dangerous they make
no attempt to keep it a secret.
'Warning: bad road surface," will
read the first sign of a series. Fol-
lowing it will be several more merely
repeating that warning. Then the
wording will change to, "warning:
surface slippery when wet." And
then that may be repeated a few
Apparently there' remains a doubt
in their minds that you are properly
impressed, so next comes a huge bill-
board saying flatly, "warning: death
trap road surface." And a few hun-
dred yards farther, they wash their
hands of you with: "You have been
Lulled by an absence of signs for
the next few miles you may shift in-
to high gear again, when suddenly you
are confronted with signs listing the
number of highway casualties in this
sector during the last week.
They give that a moment to sink
in before unleashing a printed lec-
ture series on speeding, which usually
begins gently with something like
this: "Speeding is dangerous" or "No
overtaking" (British for passing).
Then they warm up to their work.
"Drive slowly-save lives, save equip-
ment," is the next reminder. If
there is road work ahead or a dan-
gerous intersection they slap a bold
black, "Danger: dead slow"-which
is limey language for: "Better take.
this one in low, bud."
After a few of these they get terse
on the subject. A first sign says,
"Speeding". A second continues, "is,
a court martial offense." A third
sign then delivers the blunt order:.
"Watch your speed."
These are only a very few of the
literally hundreds of traffic signals.
alone, not to mention the even great-c
er number of varied directional sig-s
nals. But most of this stuff is stand-c
ard operating procedure in any army.
It is only when they begin to discussc
soldiers' garb and conduct that ac
new crop of signs begins to show. c

Strea nlined
Olds Exhibited
Hydroelectric Drive
Eliminates Clutch
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, July 19-The 1946 Olds-
mobile, with numerous advancements
to streamline its appearance, was
given a preliminary showing today
for newsmen and trade paper repre-
Described by S. E. Skinner, gen-
eral manager of the Oldsmobile di-
vision of General Motors as "A new
car, not merely a modification of
the 1942" model, it has a new Gen-
eral Motors hydramatic drive that
eliminates the clutch pedal and pro-
vides fully automatic shifting through
four forward speeds.
New Features Listed
New also is the broad, low-centered,
heavy-appearing grille and massive
"wrap around" bumped protecting
fenders as well as grille.
The hydra-matic drive, Skinner
said, is basically similar to units now
being used on army tanks and other
military vehicles. He emphasized that
it had undergone extensive improve-
ment in its adaptation to wa.r vehi-
New Car Not on Sale
Indicating that the new car will
not reach the salesrooms for several
weeks, Skinner said a relatively small
part of Oldsmobile's production facil-
ities is being devoted to automobile
production. The greater share is
being used in the manufacture of
cannon, shell, rockets and forgings
for war instruments. Car produc-
tion, Skinner said, will go ahead as
rapidly as possible
AAF Paintngs
Are Exhibited
DETROIT, July 19-(/P)-An ex-
hibit of 70 Army Air Forces personal-
ities, planes, and combat operations,
opened today at the main Detroit li-
brary, sponsored by the Aero Club
of Michigan and the library.
Preceding opening of the exhibit,
a Sikorsky R-6A helicopter piloted
by Capt. Robert C. Hatch, landed on
the library grounds.
Main feature of the exhibit is a
group of 40 paintings by Lt. Col.
Charles Baskerville, official artist of
the Army Air Forces, under personal
orders of the Commanding General
H. H. Arnold. The portraits include
many United States top aces, painted
at bases all over the world.
Colonel Baskerville, Maj. Bob
Johnson, of Lawton, Okla., who shot
down 27 German planes in 18 months
of duty in the European theater, and
Capt. Don Gentile,. of Piqua, Ohio,
who accounted for 30 enemy planes
over the continent in three years of
overseas duty, were present for the
opening of the exhibit.


J A P A N E S E LESSON-Using a Japanese phrase book Is-
sued by the American Army, a medical officer (right) of the Tenth
Army on Okinawa talks with a Japanese lieutenant who surren-
dered to United States forces.

C A L L T 0W 0 R S H I P-Chaplain's Assistant H. Booth of
Peoria, Ill., tolls the bell of a chapel in the Admiralty Islands in
the Pacific to call Navy men to Sunday morning service. This is
one of 15 chapels in the islands,

M 0 D US H-Upsweep hairdo,
severe dress lines, and Ieather
gloves make Irene Dunne a pic-
ture of sophistication as she
poses in one of her costumes;
for a new film. -

A I R - 5 E A R E S C U E U N I T S-U. S. Coast Guard PBM's of the air-sea rescue unit head out
to sea on a searching mission from their base on the west coast.


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M I NI S T E R - Elnar Ger
hardsen (above), formers Nor-'
wegian resistance leader, is new
prime minister of Norway.,

EU R OP A H E A D S FO R DR Y DO C K-American soldiers watch as tugs guide the former
German luxury liner Europa into drydock at Bremerhaven, Germany, for refitting as troopships

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