Clair Gray Asks $£,600
AfUr hearing both sides of the case, Unite^ States District Judge Charles M Dewey Monday reserved judgment on the government's application to dismiss a petition for immediate possession of the Hotel Savery garage.
Bailey Webber, special United States attorney, explained to the court that after filing the petition, the war department decided it would not need the garage for use of the women's army auxiliary corps being trained in Des Moines.
The government filed its petition for dismissal Aug. 31, the da?-before the WAAC was to havi taken over the property, and Clai: I. Gray, proprietor of the garage filed a resistance immediately, demanding damages of $9,600 before the garage was turned back tc him.
Webber, at Monday's hearing, contended that the court could grant the government's request, while reserving the right to determine later what damages, if any, Gray is entitled to. Webber also cited cases in which he said the courts had upheld the go
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