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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 17, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Or ORY A MfJIrCS I 11 ASSOCIATED UNITED CBNTC LBASED HOME EDITION 11U1U BREAK ENEMYS STEEL RING ON SALERNO FRONT Montgomerys Veterans Complete Amazing Northward March By NORLAND NORGAARD Allied Headquarters in North Africa 5th army of Lt pen Mark W Clark and the Bril SMI aTOy Tifeed thcitfronts with establishmont of contact be tween palrols following an amaz ing northward inarch ot nearly 200 miles from the Italian toe by Sir Bernard L Montgomerys veterans allied headquarters an nounced Friday The 8th army also made con tact with British forces beatinE up the Itahan east coast from raronto a communique Jrom Gen Dwight D Eisenhowers Headquarters announced All 3 of the allied beachheads on the west south and east therebv were welded into a single front The contact between Genera Montgomerys speeding warriors an General Clarks American and Butish troops who for 8 days hart fought the greatest engage ment of the Mediterranean war in order to maintain their west coast foothold was made somewhere in or near the southern end of the Salerno bridgehead Unking ot the 2 armies broke the enemys ring of steel aiound rat Clarks Tommies and iboys and appeared to have the critical period of the boughtagainst 4 pi more V armored divisions on the iined beaches broadcast by he in mformauon bureau it the 5th and 8th lad made contact and said totaling BO ships uu SiHJj now steaming for Salerno V Keuters correspondent vith the oth army said enemy movements indicated the were berinnin to tndraw from the front facing the southern part of the hcad Announcement ot lhe contact n V II ItlffV Tli 3 Red Armies Closing In on 1 i 1J1 UIJ Krasnograd Rail Junction Other Russian Forces Time of HITLEFTORr juuian ooo tne Germans apparently still hel the snoreline and recaptured the mounlai village of Amelia 0 miles inland smashed 3 hnd salients that had aUicd iers broadcast by nilcs casl of tne northern end of the llmrl UL IIt i uas hi ue lacks the Gcrma t London dispatches said seizure of Monfccorvsno xvouM e Of jje more significant o be the site of 1 i i cst airficllls aone the ian0westTr StreSh of Plane protection for Gen Clarks of Peralions would br jcrcatly extended from in contact with the at Gioja Del Colle between Taranto and Ban where units of the first German parachute division have been reported y y Fridays communique al 0 an nounced a scries of continued eavy bombings of road ant liansport targets by both the northwest African and midd east anforces striking both day and night at Potcimi in lhe middle of the Appermines These blows indicating that the Germans still were i locality were aimed at There was no information yet as the of the oth and 8th armies had compelled the nazis to withdraw norlhwirV from lhe vicinity the southern end ot the armys foothold e pwman tonimuniquc re Vallo IMl 7n rt J Lucama or less tnan 10 miles from the beachhead cons that air repeated ot A spoke nnnariing tlc 2weeks 11SJ that began with Gen omerjs Jandmji on the Itan Sept 3 said the allies now nces Other Russian Forces Plunging Ahead After Important Victories London Three soviet arm es surging westward through the southern Ukraine arc daring n 3ii Krasnograd nari bastion and junction in the Kharkov clispalch from Friday u Moscow said that allied resistance near Ebol considerably stiffened arro fore armys arrival the Ger ack assault 3 furio One was against the occupied 3 entire prov valuth her Uyfirabbed 3 valuable ports of Taranton Sr ans te town of Salerno and 2 others were in the vicinity of Montccorvino Jn knocking back these attacks the alhes took a substantial mm bei oc pnsoners including a bat Moiitec gained Srmdis and Bari and 1 arge nuer excellent air bases particularly in Apuha province where there are paved runways on which the at Although the thrusts up the east from the front hVre beating the Gerrnans are able to put things are going our way Other red army columns havms scored 4 impressive vic tories Thursday were plunging oS nrowing lhe Germans back across the formidable Dnieper river barrier before the heivy scale military operations impossible DlNB broadcast from Berlin iidav admitled that the Germans ad lost Novomssi5k the Russian susk SCa naVal b1Se in the German communique broad ty Berlin and recorded bv ie Associated Press con eded once more that the nazjs ad evacuated Bryansk important on lhe cenlral front Berlin UinCSd days hat Bry naa been evacuated but de ed it m a broadcast Thursday have marie O claims of the citys capture A triumphant Moscow commu rierso alded by 2 special Joseph Stalinand a salvoes from 121 guns in lhe Rus sian capital recorded gains on J widely separated sectors which apparently doomed the entire svs nf defese and communi few days launch a drive the White Russian frontie 8n miles west of Novgorod Severskf rprce a German retreat from the Bryansk citadel of riY CLAIM CAPTURE OF BRYANSK London Russians an nounccd Friday the captue of Bryansk junction for B vita ran wars at the gates of White Rus 3 Maior A triumphant order ot the Aiv rom Marshal Joseph Stalin hailed the victory which ranked with and S a to the south The broadcast by Moscow radio recorded by he sovlct monitor came shortly after the German high command offi eta ly announced German troops had evacuated the city 210 miles southwest of Moscow The German high command had made n premature announcemeni if IOWA FUGITIVE Runyon Kidnaps Family and Later Mechanic in Southeast Iowa Fort Madison Coimiy Deputy Sheriff Frank Kloptcn steiri said Friday Torn Runyon escaped state penitentiary inmate abducted Mr and Mrs Earl Vin cent who live on a farm fi miles north ot West Point Tlmrsdav mghi The Vincents were later released unharmed Klopfenslein said Runyon was hiding in the Vincent barn and that when Vincent climbed into the hayloft Runyon used a pitch fork as a weapon to force the Vincents to give him clothes food and a shotgun The escaped slayer and bank robber then made the Vincents and their daughter Lavetta 24 drive him in the direction of Washington the deputy related 23 miles sollth gl ashington the car developed tire trouble Secreting shot gun in his clothes Runyon then forced Mrs Vincent to accom pany him on a hunt for another car Sheriff II jr Putnam of Wash ington county said Runyon and the Vincents roused Ross Mc Creedy a mechanic at his house in Haskms and Runyon engaged McCreedy to drive them to Iowa City where he said members of the family were in a hospital McCreedy agreed and the 3 Vincents and Runyon got in his 3A Webster to Speak at 7 30 at Doughboy Statue Reiber Presiding The slage was set Friday for me special ceremony at 730 oclock Friday evening at tile Doughboy statue cm me court house lawn to pay tribute to he boys fishtins he 2nd Chateau Thierry on lhe beaches of Sa lerno Following is he program In event of rain Music hall If J Reiber presiding officer lhe Mason City Bh school bqncl Carlelon L iJtewarl A few minutes of stir ng military marches lowering of lhe colors and the county service fla iyler Stewart In charge Spangled Banner Gods Blessing on this meeting The Rev P Behan pastor St Josephs Catholic church 1 he Doughboy r DOUGHBOY STATUE came Pappas Over band Back 2nd past state commander the Amer ican Legion God Bless and ing lo Sheriff Putnam Runyon disclosed Ins Wcntiy Mc Ciccdy ordered the Vincents fiom lhe car and told McCreedy to drive him toward Iowa Blast at Norfolk Air Station vn Charged With Throwing Boy 9 Into Lagoon north of Masking started taking sjdc roads when the pair reached x Point near Riverside Runyon forced MeCreedy from the car And drove iwviv no further iraceof midmorninjr V Sheriff Pulnarn issued a warn ing to fanners in ue Iowa Citv vicimiv In yn i v okoul for are indi up M ul jnwn vcmity to be on the lookoul Runyon because Iherc are cations he plans io hole again Friday nisht The officers said Runyc Putnam related before that lime cCrecrtv Corr Omaha was held Fridav fol Juvenile aulhorities after admkl h roW1 Capture ot a springboard for an assault upon the German held Crimea Severski southwest cru wall guarding whiteRussia 3 Caplurc of Iozova cutung the KharkovCrimea northern land artery for erman tt oVt he forces in the Russian thC D d 35 milcs Crimea Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Warmer Friday after noon Friday night and Satur forenoon Runyon also is carryinr Vin enC draft reilrati0i cad Iowa aling up German jst of the Dnionnr he Ihw i each the river within the next Warmer Friday aj night and Saturday fore AHnnesola Warmer Fridav nnct Saturday forenoon Wmdy IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slaiistics Maximum Thursday 57 Atn8maUmTFridayaynight j Th lo lhe sheriff The slayer s attired in Vin cents clothes Mf suit workhirt and ffray hat The Vincent farm is about 16 miles from Fort Madison where Runyon broke out of prison by tunneling his way muler an elcc tricallychargcd fence Kloppenstein said Runvon ap parently had made his wV o the Vincent farm at night Runyon was serving a life SMI YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum ki r k Bnlt farmer in 19f5 He also was under a ijfc tcrni fo rfn tjota Minn bank robbeiv He laimerly traveled with the 10 d riding with the Vincent 2 stops were made in Mt Pleasant acting Vinccntappar upon previous in prevous in structions from Runyon told Rob service station at tendant they were making an emergency trip to the hospital at Iowa City and needed more gaso sW AntCr haVJng thc f him Packeniam sold them fi gallons of gasoline At a hamburger inn Runvon drected Mrs Vincent logo in and buy cigarels for him Vincent totd officers he waited in the car Runyon Taken Time for Meal West Point Iowa URMrs Earl Vincent 44 West Point farm woman related Friday how she nervously supper Thursday nifilit for Thomas f Runyon es caped hfetermer from lhe Iowa slate prison while he llircaleiied her with a knife ancl a wrench blill badly shaken from lhe 6 hour ordeal wilh thc killer Mrs Vincent said Nolhing seemed lo bother that man He just sal down at thc table and took his time eatin Then he got Earls razor and shaved and cleaned himself up lie found some of my husbands clnlhcs and put on overalls a snirt jacket and felt hat Vincent discovered lhe convicl oiler he and his wife returned about p m from a sboppin trip lo Fort Madison sile of lhe slate prison The farmer went to lhe hay mow of his barn lo feed lite stock As he climbed over the ladder the convict leaped from the shadows and threatened him wiu a Djjh fork He announced that he was inomas Fiunyon and that he had been in tilc ban M aftcrnooil lhe Vincents daughter fa Vctta 24 and a neighbor Rhl who had been a I home all day har not seen him Then Runyon bound he farm ers arms with wire and ordered him to the house There he ordered Mrs Vin cent to prepare somcthins for nim to eat and told the familv they would not be hurt if thcv did as he commanded He rummaged through the home until he found Vincents shotgun which he sawed off About p m he ordered Mr and iurs Vincent and their oiugiucr into their car and c reeled them lo drive lo Mount i Icosanl and then north on hich way 218 lo Haskins g hope I never have lo get an other mca like that Mrs Vin cent commented approximately persons and injured about 57 H critically and damaged a num oer of buildings Fridav Naval authorities emphasized that the number of injured was only an estimate and said it would be some time before thcv could make aa accurate tabula tion of all persons treated in service and civilian hospitals licar Admiral H p Learv USN commandant of lhe rfli naval district said witnesses re Porled ihey believed lhe explo sion was caused by ammunition n transit A hoard of investiga tion has already begun lo probe the cause of lhe blast Hospitals in Norfolk and Ports mouth senl their ambulances with CUfrCil r i l and special crews of doctors nurses to lhe scene The explosion lore away sec ions of lhe hangar and fUns Uvislcd metal for hundreds of yards Great sheets of fhmie roared high into the sky and bn lous of smoke towered over the damaged buildings Witnesses said lhe steel side of a buldins near the damaged hangar were slovc in by The force of the blast o KO n UdCntS 76 ot T at Iowa Teachers college this fill Registrar M R Beard reported t is 5fil 29 REPORTED AT DECORAH Ught to Heavy Frost Recorded in Des Moines mercury dropped to 20 at Dccorah Thurs day night lowcsl temperature re corded in lhe stale this sea and light o heavy frost was WklCy scattcrct sec There were no immcdiale re ms of serious crop damage The weather bureau said Harden crops might have been nipped i areas where lhe frost wls 1Cnvy btit thai it was difficult to dele me frost damage immediately I he bureau said it was not like thai lhe frost damaged the crops of corn and soybeans Corn probably was because the frost VULNERABLE IN SEVERAL SPOTS President Warns Are Far From Victory in Any Major Theater WashiiiBlon HP President Roosevelt said Friday hat spe cific and precise plans have been made for areal new blows at Germany and Japan including definite limes and places for other landings on the continent of Europe and elsewhere1 In a war review sent io congress lhe conimanderin chief said Hitler has left vul nerable spots in the wall of socalled we shall point out tu him in due time But the blunt fact is he said that we are a long way from vic tory in any major theater of the war and there can be no let down anywhere We face in the orient a long and difficult fight he warned We must be prepared for heavy lossesm Winningthat fight The power of Japan will not collapse until it has been literally pounded into the dusl It would be the utmost folly for us to fry lo pre tend otherwise In discussing the European Phase of the conflict Mr Roose velt gave n possible hint that the Balkans may be lhe scene of 1 nciv that in the im mediate future Reporting def inite information of unrest and a Browing desire for peace in Rumania Hungary and Bulgaria as well as Finland in northern Europe lie said if We hone lhat these lions the spirit of revolt against dominance which com menced in Italy will hurst into llime and become a consuming Perhaps significantly he did ingc the people of those na tions to delay any longer the IKHUof their revolution His 6000 word review fitted all the peccs or currem war devel opments into a single pattern ot global strategy and he spoke con fidently of victory even as he warned that it is yet sUI cUstam Nonetheless ho said the tfme egislating for the demobiii ol he armed forces to pro vide then millions of members ui sicater economic protection educational opportunities and he spoke too ol no necessily of in on O e ne seeking now to establish Heavy irost was reported at nrfrhCC Esiherville Mason City lisht frost a Atlantic and Estherville had a minimum tem perature of 30 Readings o ii vcrc recorded at Chero kee tort Dodge and Mason City c tcrnational relationships a permanent basis The policy of the good neigh boc has shown such success in the hemisphere of the Americans hi said that its extension to the whole world seems lo be the next logical step I other statements looking to Uie ttns end the president said V When Hitler ami the nazis K oul tlc Prussian militarv must KO with hem The warbrccdinif KIIIRS of militar ists must he rooted out of Ger and out or of we are to have ol future peace willlollt svilg that when Japan surrenders the mrncci nations will never again let her have authority over the islands which were mandated to her by the league of nations Ja pan obviously is not to be Irusted And the same thing holds good in SCT f vast Japan has stolen from long before his war he chcf CNecutive in a message to the Icgisla tors withheld any specific rec omniendations for congressional action to further the progress ot He confined himself largely to analyzing what has been h the production job at homa lo predicting 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