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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME UCMJITMENT HtfiTOKY A3CHI YES VOL LU THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and Culled Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 2 1916 This Paper Consists at Tw VETS WIN BATTLE OVER ELECTION Iowa State College Takes Over Part of Camp Dodge Sfe ik le r WILL USE AREA FOR FRESHMEN N ENGINEERING STUDf studying bluepiints of Camp Dodge DesJIoines are left to right David Dancer secretary of the state board of education Col A T Wal lace of the Iowa State Guard President Charles E Friley of Iowa State college and Gov Robert D Blue AP Wire photo Bad Weather Fails to Delay Opening of Governors Days Larger Cyowd Than The Program Expected Sees First Performance at Lake Clear annual Gover nors days at Clear Lake got under way Thursday evening to an au spicious start despite unfavorable weather Attendance at the first of the evening performances was twice what we expected ac cording to B C Myhf chairman of the finance committee The festivities honoring Gov Robert D Blue and his official family will continue through Sun day climaxing in the Saturday evening governors banquet at the AllVeterans social center and a Sunday afternoon address by the governor A specially constructed stage offshore from the sea wall and bleachers tox accommodate 3000 perrons on the shore opposite gave everyone an obstructed view the entire program Thursday eve ning Home talent vied with pro fessionals for the applause of the audience and some thought quite successfully I The water ballet of 4 Clear Lake f J girls Peggy Heffner Betty Burns Mary Strickland and Audrey Mack with their synchronized swimming got just as enthusiastic a reception as the GlydeSnyder American dance team of 10 girls despite their worth of ex otic costumes Little Beverly Bie ber 8 with her swimming exhibi tion seemingly gave Clear Lake the edge Rousse trie illusionist with the Laff Parade of 1946 not only pulled the traditional rabbit from a hat but produced seemingly from nowhere an entire flower garden The 3 Clear Lake GIs Bob George Harry Freeman and Bill Irons with their feats of strength and acrobatics had to compete for honors Nelson Thomason of the Laft parade who balanced on his thumls on the necks of bottles Mary Lou Brandt Clear Lake vocalist appeared the mu nicipal band in the preprogram concert and music continued hrough the evening with Batten Paying 2 trombones with his feet ot the slides and also giving an of tripletongueing on 2 Vumpets simultaneously Char lie Srugge added his bit by play mandolin while standing on his had on a piano Tftstage show is to be repeated eachVening through the celebra fireworks on the grand finsMunday evening E C Boyle acts atnaster of ceremonies TheWernor and his aides were FRIDAY 8 p concert Clear Lake municipal band Stageonthe Lake Concessions rides and at tractions on midway p Parade of 1946 stage show and water acts rope jumpers Charlie Brugge Stage ontheLake SATURDAY 10 a at AllVet erans social center Midway open throughout the day p club sailboa races Main street dock p tea p banquet B p concert Clear Laki municipal band Stageonthe Lake p show and wate acts Laff Parade of 1946 rop jumpers Jack Lavier and Ruthie Charlie Brugge 10 p ball Sur ballroom SUNDAY a club sailboa races Main street dock 11 a church services StageontheLake Gov Rob ert D Blue speaker the Rev Edward W Day in charge Mor rell male chorus Ottumwa 2 p male choruj StageontheLake p concert Stage ontheLake Cedar Falls band Address Gov Robert D Blue Presentation of Iowa Heroe award to Hanford OLeary Yacht club sailboat races Mail street dock i p m Concert Clear Lak municipal band Stageonthe Lake p show and wate acts grand finale fireworks expected to arrive Friday after noon for a private banquet in th evening given annually by the As sociation for the Preservation Clear Lake The annual public banquet fo the governor and other politicE luminaries of Iowa is schedule for Saturday evening at th AllVeterans social center wit Senator Herman M Knudson a toastmaster U S Senators Genvg A Wilson and B B Hickenloope both arrived earlier in the wee as spectators for the event i which both have been honnr guests in previous years 750 Single Men to Be Housed and Instructed Under Emergency Plan DCS Moines Robert Blue announced Friday that owa State college will take over art of Camp Dodge army in tallation near Des Moines for rnergency use for freshman en ineering students this fall After a conference with repre mfatives of the college the state Ijutant generals office and the late hoard of education Blue said We have reached a decision hat this will be done Now it is a natter of details This will take tie pressure of overcrowding off he University of Iowa and Iowa Itate Teachers college About 750 single young men vill be housed and given instruc ion at the camp Forty mess halls rill be used as classrooms and 0 barracks for housinig Attending the governors con erence were Charles E Friley resident of Iowa Stale college Jol Arthur T Wallace chief of taff of the adjutant generals of ice David Dancer secretary of he state board of education Tom head of the architec ural engineeringdepartment of he college and Ben Sehaeffer uperintendent ofbuilding at the ollege Friioy said the college wanted to lave the camp facilities ready by Sept 23 or 24 and added We vant this space badly He saic abort 50 per cent of the students who would be handled at Camp Dodge are World war II veterans The college president said he anticipated it would be necessary o use the camp facilities for 2 or 3 years The college would not use Camp Dodge during the summer months because the nationa uard needs it then for its annua ield training The college facili ties would be moved back to Ames during that time The adjutant generals office vished to retain what is known as he cavalry grounds in the south 3art of the camp and warehouse space in case of emergency ant for storage purposes The college would take over most of the re maining area Colonel Wallace said the area to be used by the college could house about 960 students Representatives of the college said they would like to obtain use of the camp hospital However he veterans administration alsc nas indicated a desire to take over this facility One of the reasons why the college wanted the hos pital is because it has a heating plant Blue said he had an opinion from the attorney generals offic which related there is nothing ii Lhe state law to bar the use of camp by the college The governor said trie adjutant generals would make a contract with th school and the contract must b approved by the state executiv council FILE SUIT ON GEORGIA VOTE Attempt to Block Talmadge Nomination Brunswick Ga suit wa filed in federal district court her Friday attacking the constitution ality of Georgias county unit pri mary election system and seekin to block the nomination of Eugen Talmadge for his 4th term as gov ernor The suit filed by Charles Kcid former chief justice of ih Georgia supreme court and Job L Tye Jr Atlanta attorney wa on behalf of Mrs Robert Lee Tur man of Fulton county and Culle B Gasnell of DcKalb county The suit contended that th Georgia primary law which pro vides for the county unit system o nominating state officials was i conflict with the 14th amendmen to the Constitution of the Unite States It asked that Secretary of Stat Ben Fortson Chairman Lon Duck worth of the state democratic ex ecutive committee and Miss Grac Cannington secretary of the com mittee be enjoined from certify ing the nominees in the recent pr mary SCENE OF PITCHED large crowd gathers Friday around the McMinn county jail at Athens Tenn where the bipartisan group of veterans battled the special deputies hired by incumbent political machine Note the overturned cars AP Wirephoto Molotov Challenges Right of Big 4 to Change Agreements Pnric 11 PIQrnFint jt Paris foreign ter V M Molotov challenged the of other members of the big Friday to change their minds on the rules of procedure sub mitted to the peace conference by he council of foreign ministers niolofov launched his attack in he midst of a fight by the small lowers to make French foreign minister Georges Bidault the per manent chairman of the peace conference instead cf rotating the chairmanship among the big l as the foreign ministers proposed In a move designed to end the jrotracted wrangling which great rowerlittle power disagreements already produced Prime Minister W L MacKenzie King of Canada advanced a proposal at the plen ary conference session for big 4 council of ministers meetings simultaneous with he peace con ference King noted that this would en able the big 4 to take up ob jections to their treaty drafts as he objections arise and also be fore the conference comes vote on the dispute issues to a Such a procedure King said would speed the treatymaking and would reduce friction between the big and little powers Poland asked procedure com mission authorization o sit on the lunsarian treaty commissions al hongh she had not been technical ly at war with Hungary V M Molotov and soviet supporters slrongly endorsed the request Secretary of State James F Byrnes speaking out for the first ime in the commission sessions said he would Vote against Poland Britain andseveral small nations supported him until it was clear that only the soviet bloc would vote for Poland After an hours debate Poland withdrew the motion She did not want to put the eastwest split to a formal voting test at this time The official soviet news agency Tass earlier had condemned Byrnes for his actions in the pro cedure commission Tass charged Kim ivith betraying the big 4 by failing to vote for one of its pro c e d u r a 1 recommendations i n Thursdays session Tass voiced belief that Byrnes will support future attempts to weaken decisions taken by the big 4 council CONGRESSVOTES SOCIAL SECURITY Measure Is Sent to Truman for Approval Washington gave final approval Friday on a com promise social security bill freez ing the old age insurance payrol at 1 per cent The action subject to presiden tial approval will prevent a 000000000 tax rise for employer and employes in 1947 With this bill tossed to Presiden Trumans desk a major barrier to congressional for late removed Both houses approved the com promise social security bill over whelmingly by voice votes v House Kills Legislation on Tidelands Washington house Fri day sustained President Trumans of the Tidelands bill thus Lilling the legislation The vole was 139 for overriding the veto and 95 against but this ell 17 ballots short of the two hirfls majority required to enact i measure into law over the pres dents objection The action thus gave Mr Tru man a victory in a lastminute Elareup of discord with the 79th origress Previously the house has sus iained his vetoes on the Case abor disputes bill and the first OPA continuation measure In each case a majority but not two thirds voted to override Earlier the bills sponsors had ndicated they would not make a Tight against the veto because they did not believe they had the strength in he senate to get a twothirds majority required to override Mr Truman sent it back to the lawmakers Thursday with the declaration that the supreme ourt not congress should decide the issues involved The legislation by renouncing all federal claims would give states clear title to certain oil rich lands chiefly those between the 3mite limit and the lowtide mark along the nations coast Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and continued rather warm Friday night and Saturday Iowa Partly cloudy in west and mostly cloudy in east portion Friday night and Saturday with occasional showers in east por tion Saturday No decided change in temperature Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Scattered light showers extreme east Cooler northwest Friday night and north and west Saturday Iowa 5day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average about 3 degrees above normal Saturday through Wednesday The state normal is 75 degrees Cooler Sunday Rising tempera ture trend Monday and Tues day Precipitation will average less than onequarter of an inch Scattered light showers in early Sunday and scattered showers or thundershowers western Iowa about Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 82 Minimum 68 At 8 a m Friday 70 Precipitation 07 YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 60 VIOLENCE FLARES IN TENNESSEE Three youthful exservicemen one using his shirt as a camouflage junglestyle fire shotguns at the McMinn county jail in Athens Tcnn where deputized officers had barricaded themselves after violence flared over seizure of ballot boxes in Thursdays primary elections AP Wire photo Reveals Loan to Rep May on Request of Murray Garsson New York Financier Says Loan of Has Not Been Returned Washington Walker senior partner of the Mew York firm of Kuhn Loeb and Co in formed Senator Mead DN Y Friday that 1341 he lent S5000 to Rep Andrew J May DKy at the request of muni tionsmaker Murray Garsson Walker said he still has not been paid back tails of the case before Mead be cause he thought the committee should have all the facts concern ing the relations between Gars son one of a munitions combine which has been under investiga tion and May chairman of the house military committee Garsson first approached him in the spring of 1341 Walker said asking him to participate in the acquisition of some manganese properties in West Virginia OPPOSITION IN BLOODY CLASH CONCEDES WIN 18 Are Hurt in Gun Fight Between Vets and Special Deputies Athens Tcnn biparli san group former GIs their election to McMinn county offices conceded by a leader of the oppo sition brought quiet to bullet rid den Athens Friday after a bloody 6hour gun battle around a now battered jail At least 18 persons were injured G seriously in the election day strife which began Thursday aft ernoon and continued until 3 a m when a score or more depu tized officers surrendered their hold on Ihe 2slory brick prison Before complete order could be restored several automobiles were overturned or stripped and near riots swept over this town 7000 suddenly bereft of formal law enforcement from county agencies A mobilization of state guards men was cancelled and a spokes man for the GI forces said they would maintain order until a mass meeting Monday when it was hoped some provision for filling county offices would be made In Washington Attorney Gen I eral Tom Clark ordered an in vestigation Friday of the gun bat tle The civil rightssection of the Justice department was directed to determine whether federal Jaws were violated The battle of the jail pocked and battered from bullets and home made bombs tossed by Gl sympathizers was a direct out growth of the bitter political cam paign waged by the veterans to overturn the democratic organiza tion of slate senator Paul Cantrell in power for a decade Frank Cantrel mayorof near by Etowali telephoned an Athens newspaper Friday morning that on behalf of my brother Paul Cantrell I wish to concede the election to the Gl candidates to prevent further shooting Both towns are in McMinn county mid way between Chattanooga and Knoxville Armed sheriffs deputies moved 2 ballot boxes to the jail Thurs day afternoon shortly after the polls closed at 4 p m and trouble long brewing burst into the open A group of he GIs disarmed 7 of the deputized officers beat them and shoved them into auto mobiles for a swift ride out of town At 0 p m a crowd estimated at 500 and armed with pistols and light rifles moved on the jail occupied by the force of deputies Ralph Duggan a former navy lieutenant commander and a leader of he GI forces said the crowd was met by gunfire and because they had promised that the ballots would be counted as cast they had no choice but to meet fire with fire Duggan asserted that in the polls where the veterans candidates were allowed watchers they led by three 0 one majorities for fiCCXChange ot firesporadic for 6 hours ended after the jail was rocked by 4 blasts of cx Hnd lhc shouted down for a halt because we are dying in here from within the jail during the night me Jnside had killed but it proved false The deputies hands high in air marched out of the building were searched and 21 returned to the jail under GI guards One officer identified by onlookers as Deputy Winriv Ti airman of the senate ligaling committee Afterward Walker told report ers that prior to maturity of the note he had written May about it and had received a re ply from May that he had given the original note as an accommo dation to Mr Garsson and that Mr Garsson had advised him that such renewal note would be paid in a few days In view of Mays statement Walker said I took up with Mr Garsson thematter of paying that note Up to the present time how ever it has not been paid Walker said that he had the de d that at about that time or shortly thereafter Mr Garsson told me that he needed S5000 and asked if I could ad vance that amount Walker said that he himself showed some hesitation and that Garsson then inquired wheth er I would be willing to make the loan on the note of Mr An drew J May Walker said that he would be willing to do so on that basis add ing that he had never met or had any relations with Mr May but of course he was known to me by reputation s uil jueputy Windy W1Se was manhandled by a group which surgtd about him but apparently was not seriously harmed Cantrells whereabouts were not known Sheriff Pat Mansfield shirt sleeved and without his badge was seen in the company of a physician after the surrender He apparently was unharmed but newsmen did not reach him for a statement George Woods a county election commissioner and high in the Cantrell organization had agreed to certify the GI slate of can didates as winners of the election Duggan said The latter added that had to use guns to win this election but we promise the next one will be peaceful The ballot boxes torn open with their contents strewn about a jail office were recovered by the GI forces Duggan called the mass meeting for Monday and said it was planned to have winners formally inducted as interim officials Their terms normally would start Sept 1 A muskrat can travel 50 yards under water without coming UD for air   

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