HEADLINES from The Sun for the first ten days of May 1945:
U.S. 7th Army Captures Munich;
-! Russians Take Reichstag Ruins
-! Hitler Dies, Germans Announce
Reds Told of Hitler,
Russians Take Berlin,
Trapped Germans Flee to Norway
0$ Allied Force Reported in Denmark
Nazis Quit in Holland and Denmark
/# 7th Army Captures Berchtesgaden
Patton Launches Drive
To Crush Last Nazi Army
0$ Patton's 3d Army Captures Pilsen
King George Sends Eisenhower
* Congratulations on Victory
Final Articles of Capitulation
0$ Signed in Berlin, Stalin Reports
400 B-29s Raid Japan
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IN MOVING fighting men and material, America's railroads -- particularly the B&O; -- played a crucial role supporting the World War II effort in Europe and the Pacific.
The B&O; Railroad Museum on Pratt Street is now commemorating this contribution with an exhibit that explains the complications of the undertaking and exhibits some of the rolling stock involved.
Among exhibits is a restored World War II troop sleeper, which was manufactured by Pullman-Standard Car in 1944. It is a modified boxcar made of steel with heavily reinforced ends. Berths were arranged in ten tiers of three each.
In July, visitors will be able to tour the Ferdinand Magellan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's private rail car which today belongs to the Gold Coast Museum in Florida.
In the spirit of the commemoration, the B&O; Museum will sponsor a make-believe USO Dance June 3, complete with canteen-style food. The Ed Williams Big Band will provide the nostalgic music. It should be a step back into time.
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JUNIOR middleweight boxing champ Vincent Pettway, fresh from his recent victory over Simon Brown, dropped by City Hall dTC to receive the mayor's congratulations. Mr. Pettway was carrying a photograph showing South Africa President Nelson Mandela when he was a young boxer. The mayor said he hoped that didn't mean Mr. Pettway was going into politics, too. He would be a formidable candidate if his political skills matched his boxing prowess. Knocked down twice in the first round by his recent opponent, Mr. Pettway came back and knocked the challenger out in the sixth.