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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma More power to those Tennessee veteran, who refused to be buffaloed by a political ring that used 50 armed deputized men to try to force the election count the Gl's had what it took. A i rrwpr Nrl July raid (.'Ircttlullon 8407 Mrmbfr: Autllt Hurrau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Rodeo Setting McKellar Runs FQI- Ahead Of Carmack in Tennessee Voting Improved For Coming Shows Chutes Moved, Enlarged, Steel Stands Erected, New Arrangement for Layout Just a glance around the rodeo Grounds Rives a spectator the idea of the greatness of the com- ing Ada Rodeo, Aug. 14-18, be- cause of the improvements that have been made since the show last year. The seating capacity ha? been increased this year. Replacing the five bucking chutes that have been used for a number of years are nine chutes located on the southeast side of the arena. Instead of the roping chutes being connected with the buck- :np chutes as they have been in past, they are now located separate from them, ;ibout 50 yards west. Much of the wooden structure of the old bucking chutes lias been replaced by steel frame- work, making the chutes more secure. The Brahma bulls practically ruined the bucking chutes las't year and that is one reason for the rebuilding. The entire setup is much different with a number of steel stands being added mak- ing a total of about reserve seats. Hound-Up club members arc Retting ready to start booster again. Plans for the trips will bo made tonight (Friday) when members of the club meet nt the round-up barr. for a barbecue feed, after participants in quadrille will practice. National Guard's Rolls Open Now For Enlistments Enlistment in the National Guard slow Thursday, the opening day, but business 'is ex- pected lei improve with addition- al enlistments this week and r.ext. according to men operating the eniihtment office in the front part of the VFW room located over the Corner Drug. The office is open daily except AN 07AKK TRAVELER: Howard Sandel, 71, tackles a 700 mile must roach his destination in 36 days, can travel only eight hours daily, and must not push his horse faster than a walk. Ahead of schedule in Little Rock, Sandel says the formula for winning is having a yood horse like ay and information pertain- :nK to enlistment in the National is nviiilnble to interested pen Salaries fur reiiular drills hiive boon set for each rank occupied by H member of the organization. Payment will be made for all au- as soon as the unit is ac- nvated here, according to Capt. Robert V. Sarrett, commander of the local battery. Ex-GI's Win Gun Battle And Take Charge in Athens, Tenn. Force Surrender of 50 Deputised Officers Barricaded In Jail; Six Men Seriously Wounded; Gl's Claim Their Men Elected Boss Crump's Man Well Ahead Over All ol Tennessee Athens Trouble Be- tween Political Machine, Embattled NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. Kenneth D. McKel- lar, the 77-year-old dean of the upper house, won Democratic re- nomination and a sixth term in Washington yesterday in. a state- wide primary election marked by bloodshed and violence. Backed by the powerful Demo- cratic organization of Edward H. Crump in Shelby county (Mem- the veteran McKellar roll- ed'up a margin'of nearly two to one against his chief opponent, CIO backed Edward Ward Car- mack. The Shelby county vote -was an avalanche for McKellar but he outdistanced Carmack in the rest of the state as well. Demo- cratic nomination is equivalent to election. State Guard Called Rattling gunfire from a violent partisan clash in a southeast Ten- nessee town sent the state guard into action as a climax to the pri- mary. State Adjutant General Hilton 3utler mobilized units of 'the state guard and ordered them to move at into Athens, seat of McMinn county, where shooting warfare broke out 'after a handful of ex-servicemen chal- lenged an entrenched 'organization. political By BERYL SELLERS tact the local office when there srp questions to be asked. Lt. Col. Joe G. Cathey, over-all commander, has informed a num- ber of men that he will be glad :r> help them with any problems in connection with enlistment. Before enlistments started, n of men were given in- formation about I lie National Guard and these will sign neces- sary papers in the near future as they expressed a desire to join the unit. trolled Athens early today following the surrender of som'e 50 deputized officers who barricaded themselves for six hours in UK; MuMinn county jail, center of a bloody election night gun with a crowd of 500 or more. At least six men were seriously wounded in election dis- orders here Thursday but an earlier report that two had been killed within the battered, blasted jail apparently was false. The report had been given by telephone from within the The bloody and riotous disor- ders continued for more than six hours until some fifty besieged deputized officers were blasted from their stronghold in the Mc- Minn county jail. Before they surrendered and" came out with hands up they'd been under the. jarring impact of bursts from home-made bombs hurled by the ex-soldiers. Shootinjr "Aired" Distinct reports of brisk voi- 'leying--.could- be heard in Nash- ville-and'other-cities-over a-radio i vi.jAti I.J tjca ct iuum ATHENS, Tenn., Aug: citizens pa- station' which was broadcasting HTI -nlmr Interested persons should con- building. Twelve others were hurt less seriously.. Four Persons Die In Traffic Mishaps _ By Thf Associated Prrss Fo-r persons were killed and three injured critically Friday in highway accidents 'in Major McKeel Back From Armed Forces Is in Civilian Clothing; Spent Year with Military Government n Korea Maj. John Boyce McKeel, who entered the armed forces as a private five years ago, and rose to the rank of major, is back in Besieging the jail were suppor- ters of a bi-partisan all-GI ticket which challenged the incumbent Democratic organization whose deputies had taken two ballot boxes into the building for count-, of the voles. an eye witness play-by-play of the gun-studded fiery outbreak. The election disorders in Athens were not connected with the statewide race of 'McKellar and another contest for governor, but stemmed from an attempt by a GI slate of county candidates to unseat a ticket headed by t h e local Democratic political leader, Paul state senator and candidate for sheriff. Also assured of renomination was incumbent Democratic Gpv- ernor Jim Nance McCor.d. who ran on a coalition ticket with Mc- Kellar and also was supported by the Crump organization. McCord Swamps Browning; McCord swamped his oppon- ent, former Governor Gordon State guardsmen were due in j Browning, to on Athens early this morning and a I reports from precincts spokesman for the victorious GI! Browning made the race at the partisans said "we are willing to urging, of friends despite his job leave the situation in their hands." Vets "In Charge" added Ralph Duggan, a former navy lieutenant comman- der and a spokesman, "we want everybody to know we are going .Airs. Nellie Mallov, 40, and her daughter. Wanda Malloy, 14, and Mrs. Albert L. Ball. 56. all of Apra, Okla.. were killed when a truck and tractor collided near Cashing. M. Malloy, 46, husband
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