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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 4, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 4 j Mf NAB SLAYER AT VENTURA British Occupy Termoli POINT HALFWAY BETWEEN ITALY HEEL PO RIVER 5th Army Captures Important Crossing of Galore River By NOLAND NOKGAARD Allied Headquarters Algiers IP British 8th army will the support of allied naval forces which penetrated the Adriatic have landed and clinched posi tions at Termoli on the Adriatic coast almost midway between the Italian heel and the mouth of the River Po in northern Italy official frontline dispatches an nounced Monday Simultaneously United States troops of Lt Gen Mark IV Clarks 5th army have surged forward from Benevento in heir march on Rome from Naples and have captured an important crossing of the Ca lore river thereby threatening to turn the flank of any defense line which the Germans may attempt to hold along the Volturno river Gen Sir Bernard L Montgom erys advance up the Adriatic the historic path of conquerors toward the Emilian Way which leads to the Po valley threatened to turn the defenses of German Marshals Uommel and Kessclring which may be centered about Rome and the Appennines His march was advanced greatly by the leapfrog tactics of am phibious lauding forces which seized Termoli by surprise beat off German counterattacks took an undisclosed number of prison ers well behind the enemys rear and then made a junction with the main body of the 8th army which continued to pound up the coast Termoli is 50 miles north of Fogffia the airbase city and ap proximately 17 miles north of General Montgomerys previous position at the mouth of the For tore river Just north of the spur of the Italian boot Termoli is a small seaport with o000 or 6000 inhabitants and is some 10 miles behind the mountainous ground which breaks into the coast to ring the Foggia plain It is about 215 miles up the coast from Otranlo on the Italian heel and 190 miles south of Ri mini where the Po plains begin Already there was evidence that the crossing of the Calorc by the Americans was forcing the Ger mans to withdraw from the Vol turno line where they might have hoped to halt their retreat The Calore which the Ameri cans reached with the capture of Benevenlo flows into the Volturno which turns northward at Amor osi 26 miles northeast ot Naples Once again the allied forces re sorted to the leapfrog practice that first proved successful in Sicily particularly along the northern coast The communique also an nounced the occupation of Slon timiletto a village in the cen ter of the line II miles southeast of captured Bcnevento where 5th army forces arc cleaning up the Melfi salient from which German troops Sunday were said to have withdrawn British units also swept into Motla 10 miles above Foggia the announcement said On the west coast allied air forces concenlraierl on cnomv front formations north ot Naples and knocked out a vital bridge at Capua over which withdrawing columns of enemy troops had been moving across the Volturno river General progress of both the 5th and 8th armies continues up the peninsula the communique said Bombers raided the freight yards at Civitavecchia 30 miles northwest of Rome Sunday night the communique said ranse patrols off the Corsican coast destroyed 1 enemy fighter and allied air craft shot down 4 more enemy Planes at Isernia which at tempted to prevent bombing Over the rest of the battle front however allied airmen were unopposed Three allied planes were lost the communique said IVhen buying a pack of ciarets contribute 5c to for Servicemen to huy pack for a man in service overseas f Frankfurt Is Blasted by Flying Forts fleets of flying fortresses overcame German fighter planes some of which launched the new nazi rocket shells to drop hundreds of tons of bombs on the German arsenal city of Frankfurt Monday and leave it a mass of smoke and Home Fighters which escorted the fortresses part way out and met them on their return flight shot down 19 German fighters Crewmen of the forts said swell results were obtained inthe daylight sortie into the heart of industrial Germany which followed by a few hours an UAF blasting of Kassel arms center 90 miles north of Frankfurt Some of their fighters were using the new rocket gun bvit as far as I saw they didnt hit any thing Lt B T McNamara of Springfield Mass said It was tough but satisfying Our excel lent bombing pattern stirred up clouds of dust In addition to the explosives the fortresses dropped on the great industrial city fire bombs and some leaflets the message ot which was not explained imme diately The airmen reported hot anti aircraft fire but despite this and the German fighter planes the forts laid their bombs precisely across the target area German fighters swarmed at thebombers as soon as they the allied lichters it the Bel gian border and harassed them all the way to the target and back It was rugged while it lasted and for me it lasted for the 45 minutes going home until we reached Belgium Staff Sgt AIv ris W Tinsley of San Angelo Tex a gunner said At the target itself some ot the fortresses had an easy time Sec ond Lt Maurice E Miller of Memphis Tenn navigator on 1 plane said the run over Frankfurt was an easy job for his group Five hundred tons oE bombs were dropped Saturday night on Munich the nazi partys birth place and a main supply outlet from southern Germany into Italy The British smash at Munich highlighted the obvious allied in tention to subject all of Germany to a 2directional air from Britain and eventually from it followed by less than 48 hours the first American flying fortress raid on the same city from northwest African bases Starts 20 Year Term on Breakln Charge Toledo Wilson Johnson 29 started serving a 20 year hard labor sentence in the Anamosa stale reformatory Sun day The sentence was imposed by District Judge B F Thnnas nn charges of entering a laim house Johnson admitted enter ing the home of William Magee between Tama and Montour through a window on lie back porch He was arrested by Sheiiff Harry Sharp and a deputy as he was toasting bread stolen from the house over a roadside fire He also had taken a jar of apricot preserves Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Slowly rising tem perature Monday afternoon Monday night and Tuesday forenoon Minnesota Not much change in temperature Monday night and Tuesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday fin Minimum Sunday night 37 At S a m Monday 40 Frost was recorded early Mon day morning as well as early Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation G5 5j 102 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 72 Minimum Saturday night 33 At 8 a m Sunday 33 YFAR AGO Maximum R2 Minimum 52 REDS ADVANCE WEST THROUGH AUTUMN RAINS Nazis Appear to Be Evacuating Last Hold in Caucasus Area Moscow Soviet troops ad vanced westward through autumn downpours Monday to within 2n miles of Mogilev turntable of German defenses in White Russia while 700 miles to the southeast I the nazis appeared to be evacuai ing their last foothold in the Cau asus Amid indications that Die Germans were preparing for a withdrawal on the centra front to the Lithuanian and Latvian borders front reports said red armies were closing in on Gomel and Mogilev and threatening to crumple the enemy line on a broad front west of Smolensk Swarming across the Pronya river Gen M M Popovs motor ized vanguard was reported de veloping a 3pronged drive against Mogilev reaching positions di rectly threatening the key base Heavy rains and stiffened re sistance slowed the rate of the soviet advance but the Russians were reported steadily approach ing their next goal theVitebsk Gomel line The situation along the middle and lower reacfes ofthe Dnieper remained obscure The Russians apparently were regrouping and moving tip reinforcements to un dertake large scale crossings The Russian high command announced a shattering fleet air arm bombardment ot enemy shipping and troop concentrations in the Black Sea area where lie red army has been driving the Germans back along the Taman peninsula t o w a r d Kerchenski Strait across which lies the Cri mea The German high command said in a communique that Ta man westernmost town on the peninsula the same name and only ft few miles from Kerchen ski Strait had been evacuated by nazi troops after the de struction of all warimportant installations At lasl reports there were 10000 Germans and Rumanians on the Taman pe ninsula Three speedy landing barges and a number of motorboats loaded with troops were sunk an enemy infantry 1000 and part ly wiped out and 60 trucks smashed by the fleet air arm planes the Russian communi que said It was presumed that the barges and motorboats were ferryinu naxi troops across the narrow Kerchenski Strait to the Crimea Russian ground forces swept across the last marshy land east 1 of Kerchenski Strait Saturday and captured Starotitarovskaya 21 miles east of Taman Final j liquidation of the enemy beachj head in the Caucasus would pave the way for a Russian thrust across the strait for an offensive to liberate the Crimea 7it fn rf i Whr kllline l tildes guard at Wavcrlv was bi ought to the sheiiH s office in Mason City Monday morning handcuffed limphi from wounds in Ins right leg and foot Dressed in his shirtsleeves and hatlcss as e i v thrpueh a cordon of ofticers Sunday just before midnight Kaslcr is loo h his wm n 1 AT V f C11 Deling nucstiins him Sla h g r J is S e Agent Studcr had follotved Kastcrs trail since the shooting al Wavcrlv Sent 5 Studer is wearing the white handkerchief around his arm which officers n dark whilc for theVuJorer ill the Discussing their close escape from the shots fired bv Kastcr as he fled from a Is Wounded in Gun Battle Is Later Found in Trunk of Car Stanley M Raster 36 admitted slayer of Gleim Winchell averly public utilities gtuml was in Park hospital Mason City Monday morning He was being treated for wounds in the right hee and above the knee suffered in a gun battle Itiniif which lie escaped from officers Sunday just before midnight A posse including Iowa state guardsmen from company E of Mason City 8 highway patrolmen slate agents and sher 0 ClllU iff s olficers from a number of North Iowa counties was beginning to comb the wondnrl nvmi ri T lns comb the wooded area shores of Clear Lake south of Ven tura Monday morning when wounded man was found hiding in the trunk of a car which he had stolen at Osage ChieC R Nebergall DCS Moines of the Iowa bureau of in vestigation said Kaster had ad mitted the shooting of Winchell and would be returned to Waver ly to face a charge of murder Kastcr told him the chief said that he wauled to yet Winehclls Kim and holster and thai when it was refused he shot the guard Kastcr was traced lo the home of aji uncle Charles Kaster liviiijr in a cabin on the south shore of Clcuk Lake and Chief Xcberjrall Sheriff Tim Phalcn mill 3 deputies County Attorney M L Mason Sheriff II E Ehlcrl of Waverly and as many highway patrolmen as could be called to the scene by police radio gathered at the Mason City police station The officers surrounded the cabin on the lake shore and Sher iff Phalcn and Deputy Ed Kucloj went to the door Mr and Mrs Charles KasleT and their daugh ter Mabel came out warning the officers that the hunted man haj grabbed his shotgun and would kill them The officers withdrew and Chief Nobeigiill fired a toaryas shell into the house through a window Immediately afterward Kastcr burst through the rear door Deputy Sheriff Cal Dwan shot at him 3 times with a 38 caliber pistol all 3 shots showing in the screen door afterward Kaster an swered with n blast from his Sawedoff shotgun in Dwans di rection Next Air Mason shot 5 times at the Iceing man 1ml the county attorneys pistol shots also were believed lo have missed Kaslcrs shotgun roared in rcliirn and S holes in Ihc windshield of a car beside which Mr Mason was standing Finally Deputy Kudej fired a parting shot with a sawcdoti shot Kim as Raster disappeared into the brush No one knew however that Kastcr had been hit until he vias found in the morning It was a starlight but the moon had already set and it was pitch black under the trees Un able consequently to follow the man directly officers took to their of car Lock photo craving Clark Gable Awarded Air Medal for Work in 5 Bombing Missions London Clnrk Gable has been awarded the air medal for exceptionally meritorious achievement while participating in sort tile lmdcic c a separate bomber combat mis noimced Mondav sions over enemy territory 8th air force headquarters announced The fighting continues said Monday he communique His courage coolness and Tiie enemys boats off Cos were during the 5 missions reflect 1 from the air all day Sun great lo him and the armed and many hits were forces the citation said J scored with beaufishters Balti The former movie stars latest morc ancl Hudsons all joining in iri iciei rt t ilnn f iotvn Points on Dodecanese Island of Cos Secure Important Positions in First Serious Countermovc Cairo Germans landed in strength on the island of Cos in the ItalianDodecanese and EC cured several important points in j fighting with the British mini son the middle cast command an raid was against on Sept 23 It was announced then that he would leave soon for the United States with a gunnery training film he directed Gable manned a flying fortress nose gun during s part of the Ilight to Nantes and also look mo tion pictures for training purposes WOUNDS SELFINFLICTED Washington U Dr Thomas Austin Poole 70 year old widely knowj sinus authority was in a critical condition Monday suffer ing from knife wounds of tke throat which police said were self inflicted Nantes riorcc I rourengincd liberator and Halifax bombers of Ihe RAF also entered the fray by ntlackins air fields at Calalo on Rhodes Island upon Saturday night in an effort to up set the enemys plans Ior air op erations over Cos Similar bomb ings were carried out Sunday NAVY NEEDS IN DRAFT STRESSED Hill Says Fathers Essential for Service Washington Hill D Ala told the senate Monday Unit navy needs may force the drafting of a great many more prePearl Harbor fathers than Ihc estimiteti is necessary to meet armed service iuotas the rei inaindcr of this year There is i reasonable hope iha jjis far as the army js concerned I ithere would be no further drain j month including both reiilacc mcnts and uclciitioniil men to man riul use tiic EliipsaiKt airplanes coming off of Ihc line Hill lid not attempt to estimate how many fathers the navys rc cjucst would require Earlier as Senator IfiJI opened the administration fishl on legis lation to halt the father draftthe irmy disclosed in a communica tion lei the hciwle that it had lTfifiOQO enlisted men in the Uiiifcd States with more than a years training STANLEY M RASTER After Battle thine wrapped up in a bundle I felt a handand U He was covered up arid lyinj on his gun A The HUH still held an unex ploded shell in its chamber Four exploded shells from it were found in the vicinity of the cabin the night before Highway Patrolman Walter Hil bert noticed the trunk lid of the ear standing ajar and called of ficers lo surround it Kaslcr had hidden liis stolen car about 150 rods cast of the cabin of his relatives He had es caped in the night without a hat or coat and had been forced to seek shelter from the told night air because of ihe wounds which prevented him from traveling far on foot Deputy Divan reported that Kaster was caught Mondavwith in 100 yards of the spot where he was apprehended ibout 5 years afjo after escaping from the stale mens reformatory at Anamosa The deputy together with Deputy Sheriff John Wallace and State Highway Patrolman Ed Faber now stationed at DCS Moines cap tured him then as he was ccllinc out of his car In DCS Moines state board of control records showed Stanley Kastcr was committed lo Ihe state reformatory for men in 1933 from Black Hawk county under a 10 cars and began patrollint the neighborhood Chief j night against Hwaklfon airfield in Crete another airsupport base for the enemys operations Two German divebombers were shot down over Cos while the British lost G planes The German offensive was the 1st serious against allied itifiliration among tiic is land stepping stone of the Aegean FRENCH FORGES ENTER BASTIA Final Collapse of Corsica Is Marked Allied Headquarters Alsicrs tinal collapse of German resistance in Corsica marked Monday by the unify of French forces into Baslia Moroccan Goinns of tbe French forces were the first to enter the ily at the northeastern tip of the Mediterranean island which now becomes a threat to the German forces on the Italian mainland above Romc Tiemnants of German forces were still scattered on beaches at I isolated points both north and However he said durinj the south of Baslia But these were Hill the demo old Senator Tift fathers cratii whip K I doni think there is a reason able hope thai the navys needs can be met without tional fathers Hill said that akiiiR 1111 the aimys goal fixed at 7700000 men by the end of the year next years re placements of 75000 a month could be obtained from bovs comins 13 years of a nod from navy will Jinuary to July the being pressed by Kronen troops need 12000 men a and American rangers immediately began calliny in re j inforccmeius by using bis 2way police radio An attempt also made to procure bloodhounds from La Wis hut Ihc pack was re ported busy in another manhunt and not available Sheriff Leslie M Browcr and 2 deputies from Garner were the first reinforcements lo ar rive Shortly afler 1 oclock M o n d a y morning 18 state guardsmen untier the command of Capt Leslie Whipplc ar rived and were posted about the Hoods with orders to shoot to kill at niivlhiiiR moving in the brush Tour liishway patrol cars with Zway radios were sla tioncd at intervals with the Eiiardsmcn to maintain contact Search of the woods was nec essarily delayed until daylight be cause of the danger of going into the dense woods after an armed murderer who naturally would be able lo see his pursuers be fore they could see him With daylight the searchers be gan spreading from the cabin while the guardsmen held the perimeter Soon afterward one ol the officers came upon the car which Kaster had stolen at Oiagc and made his way to Clear Lake Olhcr officers were called to the scene and Chief Ncbcrgall himself onencd the lid of the trunk and found Kaslcr inside Describing the capture Xcbcr KiiH said In rhcckiiiE the car I reached in the back in Ihc Irunk and jot hold of iomc of the suspected slayer was established purely by chance slate agents said they were informed last Monday that a car matching Ihe descriplion of one used by Ihc slayer had ficen difchcif near Jancsvilte Tire prinls of the ear that had ocen ditched matched those of the slayers car the agents found A deputy sheriff who was with them suggested that titcv check an abandoned cabin in the woods nearby At the cabin they found n fire m the love water heating if R NEBERGALI   

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