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Denton Record-Chronicle (Newspaper) - May 1, 1949, Denton, Texas 6M-DAYS Without a Traffic Death In City Limits Drive Make It 608 Library Box 5518 T C Station Texas 31Dec49 DENTON XLVI Hester Found Given 50-Year Term 1'fiXAS, SUNDAY MORNING MAY 1, 19-19 April could reduce the Clayton Hester today was sentence nt Hester S convicted of murdering Dr. John Texas Christian University and was sentenced to 60 years in the He accepted the sentence and told a reporter led to I said if I didn't get the electric chair I'd never do anything wrong Judge Penn Jackson said Hester would be eligible for role after serving one-third of the yea 1- and that be- sentence began a r was a se and Sheriff Houston Walling of the Jury heard no corroboration bur t ROUND ABOUT TOWN By R. J. EDWARDS said tonight he may take Hester to himself In a few The jury deliberated two hours and 15 minutes before convicting the jaunty youth of beating benefactor to death March 8 at Lord's secluded farm home near Tex. A single scream broke the room hush as Jury Foreman J. C. Free read the It came from the defendant's Mrs. Max Brazeal of Fort Hester did not He at his face Happy over Verdict But he told Jack Cleburne ly After conference with his Mine eyes have seen thy j which thou hast prepared 1 Hester's before the face of all Hamm of A dark world was saved by the birth of a That was au event more epochal than thousands of or the crowning of many Quite a few people have ered just much steel was Bo- ing into the new theatre building on West Hickory There is moro steel being placed in that building than any other piece business property in the business area of It is our under- standing that the amount will be around 220 The building will be about as near can be with little lumber be- ing When thai theater ing is in use Denton will have one of the best in and it will be one which will attract people from distant points in Denton ty and adjacent Little Miss Linda 20- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Is certainly a friendly as well as pretty Roundabout was walking along the street the day when little head out of the car wanted a little j Linda and Roundabout had quite a bit of but it's possible that conversationalist got much of especially as Roundabout did get a out of listening lo lhat pretty defense he decided he wanted Judge Penn Jackson lo sentence him He walked before the and when the jurist asked him if he had decided to accept be replied In a firm Mrs. Mattle and his Mrs. Eva Campbell of cried Dozens of women sobbed ly in the A Port Worth a former neighbor of walked up a product of slum ing and had testified that Lord was a sex But this Hester was arrested in Los An- geles March 12, two days after Lord's body was found in a bedroom of his farm On the Hester testified he stayed at Lord's farmhouse the night of March 7. He said he sub- mitted to an unnatural sex act with Dr. Lord at a.m. the morning of March 8, five and one- half hours before the educator was But Miss Gloria Thoompson of Fort Worth testified Hester callej her in Fort Worth the night of March 7, wanting to walk to school with her the next And she said she received a second telephone call from Hester ly before 8 a.m. the next in which Hester said he was in Fort Worth and wanted Jo walk lo school with And in his arguments Dis- Attorney John A. James strongly emphasized the mony of state's witness who said he gave young Hester a ride to Lord's farmhouse about 10 a.m. the day of the Robbery Motive Claimed The state alleged Dr. Lord had Associated Press Wira to hugged accused him of returning from Fort Worth the morning of March Shanghai Peril Reds Move on City Great Asia Metropolis Paces Crisis As Communists Approach By TOM LAMBERT May 1 Shanghai's peril mounted I but indications that it was cut off I by rail from the rest of China proved Railway officials announced that trains still were running from Shanghai to the supporting city Of 121 miles They said lhat night trains had been and that this led to reports last night that no trains were running past 62 miles southwest of At the same the Administration an- that telephone service had ceased to about 35 miles west of Communist troops last were re- ported moving cast slowly on this westward approach to The report that the railway to Hangchow still was open in no way diminished the threat to land lines to the Communist troops in early had been officially reported by the Shanghai garrison lo be 17 miles northwest of and 23 sent Hester away from the farm j miles north of the important port and had told him to Tornad oes Hit Towns In Oklahoma Tlie P. w. are plain happy about fining their Boston which imd been o. J. reading recognized the dog from the description He immediately grot in touch with the who lost no time in reaching their pet. Verdict on Third Ballot Foreman Free said the verdict was reached on the third convicted him on the first he told the second ballot seven men wanted a 99-year sentence and the others wanted sentences ranging anywhere from five to 99 But we got together on the third And another L. R. one of at 50 years because we ured he would have to serve at least 20 years of it. For more than an some of us favored a 99- year Thus ended a sensational with a sordid theme of The personable 18-year-old 8 with the aim of ambushing and robbing his Hester said he struck Lord with a metal rod in hot anger because the elderly dean refused him the use of his But the state tured hiding in the room waiting for Lord to return from his classes at It accused him of springing from the closet and his factor from And it ed him cf robbing his victim of his wedding ring and The prosecution urged the death Special Prosecutor Fred man of a former See Page 2 of 121 miles southwest of This greatest of Asiatic paid almost no attention to the it was preoccupied with a dangerous financial The Nationalist yuan had become so nearly worthless that there were not enough bank notes to pay To ease the the son ordered the central bank to sell 400.000 old Chinese silver lars lo employers at the rate of yaun to one This was less half Ihe black Uet instructed employers to pay ver dollar each on I If this situation hai may see food riots and Valley Lands Flooded As Levee Breaks Rio Grande Waters Spill Over Rich Garden Area Of 12 Drowned By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A major levee break Saturday sent Rio Grande flood waters spilling over hundreds of acres of famed the extreme southern tin ol the The turgid waters already have One Man Dead In Bonham Twister April A crazily skipping tornado hit several times near here demolishing a number of farm homes and injuring at least en members of one One man apparently of a heart while he took shelter Iti a Bob Cantrell of the Bonham ly Favorite twister hit first southwest of three miles from It demolished four wooden farm Seven members of taken Many of those J. E. Owens family cuts drowned were attempting illegal and bruises when their home blew crossings of the swollen boundary Legislature Faces Overtime Session By DAVE CHEAVENS April The Legislature took several strides toward final adjournment this it would need league boots to get there on time 10. U Top accomplishment of the in was final House passage oi lhe i school The ale must concur in House ments and that could take The finance issue still in A House amendment to the foundation school fund gives priority to money demands for rural roads over the and one of the big unanswered A new air j mUCh Money Bills Tied Up The major appropriations bills and many money measures still are tied up in Senate Finance The House Appropriations Committee Gloomier had It around June 15. On May 11 pay drops from lo a That plus i hot often needles 13 Boys Flee Reformator Winds up to 40 miles an hour spelled the end Saturday of Ihe large levee downstream from Already weakened by days of high the levee gave away as n result of washing at- to the is a major said S. D. chairman of the southmost soil hundred acres of tomatoes arc ly Hours after Bay the it A. J. Brownsville Herald er who visited tile said some 700 to acres of cotton and tomatoes wore doomed un- less flood could be which appeared workmen desperately resorted lo logs all available material in an to repair the broken Oliveira said it was a Some 200 men were battling to save the rich farming Ray said they had little chance j of unless the river ville did forecast a gradually late Saturday night and down around The tornado struck a junkyard west of and tore down an a twister passed over Ihe east edge of town without striking the Hail accompanied both The man who died was J. E. 49. He and his wife were on their way lo a neighbor's storm cellar on the northwest edge of Bonhain when Miller told his think I can make it. You go just drop down in this When Mrs. Miller went after reaching the storm was From ed due west of knocking out telephone service to the nin County The storm ped a T P passenger train until tin and wood wreckage could be cleared off the The twister hit next at co. a village of than one hundred persons five miles west of. It wrecked a number of a filling station and Some rain and ha lhe People stood on the streets Bonham and twister skip around the town of about The injured members of the Owens family were taken to Allen Hospital in Hospital attendants Identified them as age un- Joyce and year-old 13, 7, and Rebecca Owens in Bonham during the The first Bonham tornado ripped Into the junkyard about a half mile west oi Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn's the Daily Favorite Rayburn's home Is See Page 2 Five Storm Rip OU Campus Injured and Damage Hail and Rain Accompany Twisters By THE ASSOCIATED A series of spring tornadoes that flailed Texas and Kansas Saturday killed at least injured 85, and did j up to iu property I Move than a dozen communities Signs of The City Drug south is ing arrangements for comfort of patrons this coining conditioner is being installed in addition to the one the store already Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Robinson and Mrs. Felicia 227 West Mulberry were called to o at the death Of their W. K. a nephew of the late T. A. son of Mrs. Sam another was unable to Some man has lost of Ms no would like lo have it A hound fa at the home of Old Fort Worth across the Acme Brick Her telephone is 42-F-i. Joe 2022 North Locust left by airplane Sunday en- route to D. C. He plans on being there for Ihe next See ROUND Page 2 sent the 50 million dollar mental to the calendar for but the fund it a crime lo escape from the remained In Economy forces still were ing to figure out some way to nance state services during the two years without a new tax J April 30- youths day from the slate school for boys were rounded up shortly A widespread search was in Zors into culling It- a 1 Progress tonight in the Major developments last Waco rw other 1 Earlier this 19 hoys fled from the R. E. said eight of the escapees were Two of them returned Guards from lhe school picked up the The break about p.m. Blair said two were Mexican aliens from El were picked up ten miles from lhe 25 minutes after lhe 13 boys climbed a fence around V to escape Amendment branches finished work on a constitutional It would provide for annual sessions of the Legislature and annual pay for lawmakers If adopted by the people in an election Sept. 24. Bills changing the names of state eleemosynary institutions lo state hospitals went to the becoming more by Sunday arly End Of Blockade sxs the school playground and First reports placed tuc ber of escapees at 1C. A t. Their H new lax 01 a sen The House Revenue and instead of lue Board ation Committee did not get around Action was furious In the Passed and sent to the Senate a creating a youth ment overhauling the ling of juvenile Passed and sent to the Senate a putting the state hospitals under direction of a separate of governor's check ages ranged from 17 to 18. Some 350 boys are housed at the Gatesville 38 miles west of Texas Highway Patrolmen and McLennan County officers are ing some 15 guards trom the school in the LABOR GROUPS HOLD MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Communists and left-wing bor groups all over the world will hold traditional Mny Day celebrations today face considerable competition fjom In United were Saturday in cities while others wiil have them parades far outnumber left-wing celebrations in this In Europe and other the observance ally will be on May 1 which was designated an tional labor holiday by an In- Socialist Congress in 1S83. New York loyalty paraders led by Secretary of Labor rice Francis Cardinal and James A. Farley stepped down gilded Firth lions Dr. Herbert V. said today lie expected ly of Die Berlin Tins backed up officially views expressed by a number of U. N. I who are pleased nt the progress of secret East-West Dr. Evatt added that this llou would not cover all among the great but would clear the ground for a fresh proach to peace settlements for Germany and lie issued a statement lo men as the U. N. Assembly on an tion to refer the disputes arising out of trials of churchmen in gary and Bulgaria to under peace treaties with those kan The final assembly vote in the row over Ihe trials of Josef inal Mindszenty and 15 Protestant clergymen was 34 to 0. Tlie Russian bloc voted against it. The Assembly kept the case be- fore the U. N. until next fall to fee what has been done since it The Assembly also ed to Bulgaria and Hungary to operate In reaching a Bulgaria and Hungary refused to accept an invitation to speak for themselves Evatt's statement was the first public utterance he has made in this phase of the Berlin has been informed of each were The deaths In Oklahoma were at and In a sixth i; missing at home of the University of reported one The storms destroyed smashed automobiles and uprooted Many of the twisters were accompanied by rain and The tornado reported was at 15 miles southeast of Durant in southeastern Newt 30. was Oilier A Anita was killed near 30 east of Oklahoma A small boy was dead at 20 miles cast of Oklahoma J. E. 40, died of a heart and Jakob A. Soviet deputy foreign indicate the sians and lhe West are reaching agreement on lifting lhe 10-month At Associated Press Correspondent John M. cr reported lhe blockade talks were understood to have progressed to the question of such as Texan Among Injured April was injured tuday when a tornado struck ticar University of Oklahoma He was In serious con- s He reported Russia is said I home six miles to reassured the western ers that it is prepared to drop the Berlin barriers if the West will end Its counter blockade and schedule a four-power meet me on did not ge around but scheduled a hearing on it for SIGNPOST MONTH Adopted a proposed al amendment the poll tax as a voting The measure is now in conference k It guesses on committee lo adjust differences when the 51st session would between House and Senate Its work and go home put the date sions around May 24-two weeks alter j Sent the a secret expiration of the The Senate also has one 120 days for a general I P Passed n measure requiring ally affidavits in It goes to the SET NEXT FRIDAY Good Seen for Business 30 ITl supposedly i month for 10M business made withdrawal with no tion ln farm lhe Parking Meters Asked For North Texas Business Area KRUM YOUTH UNHURT AS CAR HITS BRIDGE BOB BROCK Staff Writer Does lhe area around last few weeks because Texas State College need couldn't conveniently C. E. and Bob at Jones i of lhe store and I know I've lost several fairly large sales in the I parking That was a question raised at Billy Joe of Krum caped injury when his 1949 Ford left the road and struck the ory Creek about six miles I the Friday night meeting of ton's city commission Brooks owner of Store near the nnd i man group of businessmen west of i fa p.m. Friday parking meters Just as badly as they need them no threat of another Inflationary or an Impending A lop Washington economist ed it up this after we can erate Ihe postwar bourn without fulling on our It should be a good Approximately SUCh a It was will be presented next week when the President's of Economic Advisers takes Its monthly 'The action added lip in April lo a concerted effort lo deflation and bolster Power in one ol Ihe few loosening up on buying after four previous ley live months of The latter trend has been pled with fewer factory jobs and snorter work Total ment in April probably will be found to have be- cause of seasonal gains in culture and buildup activity ln March and insofar as it is reflected by department atore was ly below record-breaking 1948 eral Reserve Board officials Living costs were found to edged up slightly In on the strength of rallying food Average wholesale prices have continued to Pat who Investigated the said told him he had a The oar a open session for when we come down to open up m of meter placement at the was called by Commission man Jack Bonds for Friday that thrash this thing out Hero's the problem presented by lhe college area Parking around Hie col- are a premium morn The teacher was conducting an and more teachers and arithmetic she coal is a ion the all the spaces from of business are We can't even our delivery truck near the store and ers usually have to double park to pick up their The commissioners agreed thai Ihe problem was discussion but said they wanted complete TEXAS LAUGHS By HOUSE your father buys how much will he lhe pupil Tne Instructor not it the that's the they do drive their cars to Somu of the cars are left In front of the businesses all day and no is left for to As R. A. owner of lhe North Texas Electric told lhe nearly put ma nt of timl cord with all businesses involved before any meters were That Is the reason for the open session next Friday Another angle brought into the placement of the college would be proper of the area by the police Bonds explained lhat it took two men to patrol meter areas the square and thut the department was having to operate with a minimum number of men Jack assistant police was brought Into the Harrison told the group that he couldn't speak for Chief the place to park Uva j area proposed be by 170210 the two motorcycle patrolmen the department has the cast side A to Bonds particularly the area to be considered in placement of This area is from about the 1200 block on the north side Hickory lo Ave. from Hickory along the cast and sides of Fry Street to Oak and from Hickory Street south along the fast side of Ave. A lo Mulberry anyone in these areas has any opposition lhe meter ment he can air it at next Friday night's Bonds Bids for proposed repair work on Pire Stations 2 and 3 were also opened at the Friday night Four bids for general repair to the stations were opened and referred to Commissioners ard Tallaferro and Homer and Curtis deliberated with City Secretary O. C. Knight lor about live minutes and then lo tell the commission the bids would have to be rejected were Just a little more than we expected to Lowest bid for the renovating Job was received from Clifford Hid bid was Sce Page 2 Trains Set To Start Running By THOMAS A. REEDY April complete to the last detail In Western Germany tonight for resumption of traffic to Just in case of a May Day an- from Moscow on the A Hamburg dispatch West German railways were ready to start 30 trains a day to Officials said they could get 20 trainloads of tonl to the city within 24 hours after given being Heightening a feeling of divided de the Russians in this city granted three British mands with such cordiality that it represented almost a complete change of British officials announced that an officer and three enlisted men arrested by the Russians April 22 while on near the Soviet border at had been returned The Russians the British demand Jtr They promised not to interfere again with canal traffic In Brit- ain's They also with an three British tary policemen seized during a raid on a pied TODAY Section One: Markets Spoils Women's News Colleges Churches Farm News Page Section Two: Editorial Gainesville Circus Business News Classified Com ir a Section Color Comics attack as he took shelter in a ditch from a storm near The name of the Norman a National was not released by the Another tornado struck near Ant- In southeastern Two Gal 65, and his SO. were of Power lines were There were at least 80 other persons Injured in In- 42 to the University of Oklahoma's It was feared at least one was crushed when the of the University of Oklahoma hanger there in. Walter of the school's sical estimated damage at to buildings Demolished Lt. James Melton of Ihe tional Guard at Norman said the aeronautical building was It lield 000 of he said Lt. Strong said National Guardsmen at n Ing range near the base were ready lo leave when lhe tornado Many were The Southwest Bell Telephone Co. reported every one of its 92 circuits to was a small town northwest touched by a er with several houses Two tornadoes slashed across western One struck north of Garden the other nit the small town of 80 miles north of Garden Damage See Page 2 WEATHER DENTON AND cloudy today not so warm Partly cloudy day and Scattered In the east portion Not so warm Sunday southerly oh the westerly late WEST Sunday and not so warm Showers and storms in extreme easi Partly cloudy in central Partly cloudy and warmer iu west Station 7 a. Friday to 7 a.m. High 18 Low U a.m. Saturday to p.m. day I. Star 3 noon 2 p.m. 4 6 5 10 p.m. 12 VI 74 70 t t 1O km. 10 te n
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