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   Denton Record-Chronicle (Newspaper) - May 1, 1949, Denton, Texas                                6M-DAYS Without a Traffic Death In City Limits Drive Safely! Make It 608 HTSTC Library Box 5518 T C Station Denton, Texas 31Dec49 ._ Uan50 DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE SVflDAY VOI- XLVI Hester Found Guilty, Given 50-Year Term DENTON, 1'fiXAS, SUNDAY MORNING MAY 1, 19-19 CLEBUBNE, Tex., April havtor could reduce the maxl- Clayton Hester today was rnum sentence nt nittrrlarlntr Hi- Hester S SCHteJ convicted of murdering Dr. John Lord, Texas Christian University Dean, and was sentenced to 60 years in the penitentiary. He accepted the sentence and told a reporter happily: "I'm tick- led to death. I said if I didn't get the electric chair I'd never do anything wrong again." Later, Judge Penn Jackson said Hester would be eligible for pa- role after serving one-third of the sente: yea itence, irs. >K  ly of Die Berlin blockade. Tins backed up officially views expressed by a number of U. N. I delegates, who are pleased nt the progress of secret East-West talks. Dr. Evatt added that this ac- llou would not cover all among the great powers, but would clear the ground for a fresh ap- proach to (he peace settlements for Germany and Japan. lie issued a statement lo news- men as the U. N. Assembly vot- r.d on an American-backed resolu- tion to refer the disputes arising out of trials of churchmen in Hun- gary and Bulgaria to .settlement under peace treaties with those Bal- kan countries. The final assembly vote in the row over Ihe trials of Josef Card- inal Mindszenty and 15 .Bulgarian 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 acted. The Assembly also appeal- ed to Bulgaria and Hungary to co- operate In reaching a settlement. Bulgaria and Hungary refused to accept an invitation to speak for themselves here. Evatt's statement was the first public utterance he has made in this phase of the Berlin case. Evutl has been informed of each were hit. The deaths In Oklahoma were at Norman, Meeker, AfcClotid and Utlca. In addition, a sixth mar, i; missing at Norman, home of the University of Oklahoma. Bonham, Tex., reported one death. The swMlag storms destroyed buildings, smashed automobiles and uprooted trees. Many of the twisters were accompanied by tor- rential rain and baseball-sized hail- stones. The latesf. tornado reported was at Uticn, 15 miles southeast of Durant in southeastern Oklahoma. Newt Pruitl, 30. was killed. Oilier Vlviims A seven-year-old girl, Anita True, was killed near Meeker, 30 mile.'; east of Oklahoma City. A small boy was dead at McCloud, 20 miles cast of Oklahoma City. J. E. Miller, 40, died of a heart ?s ambassador, and Jakob A. Mollk, Soviet deputy foreign min- ister. Al' si-jiis indicate the Rus- sians and lhe West are reaching agreement on lifting lhe 10-month blockade. At Washington, Associated Press Correspondent John M. Hightow- cr reported lhe blockade talks were understood to have progressed to the question of details, such as Texan Among Injured NORMAN, Okla., April (tVh- Kicfiard Marlln, Wichita, falls, Tes., was injured tuday when a tornado struck ticar (his University of Oklahoma town. He was In serious con- (i'ltion. s ..JJUH-M. dates. He reported Russia is said I favru home six miles south. to reassured the western now- 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 Germany. did not ge around but scheduled a hearing on it for Mondsy night. SIGNPOST MONTH Control. Adopted a proposed constitution- al amendment the poll tax as a voting requirement. The measure is now in ,1 conference k i? It guesses on committee lo adjust differences when the 51st session would finis. between House and Senate ver- Its work and go home put the date sions around May 24-two weeks alter j Sent the Senalr a secret expiration of the constitutional- bill. The Senate also has one pend- ly-suggesed 120 days for a general I ing. P Passed n measure requiring ally affidavits in colleges. It goes to the Senate. SET NEXT FRIDAY 'Pretty Good Year' Seen for Business WASHINGTON, 30 _ ITl _, April, supposedly (he sleiino'sL i nnrtf month for 10M business made nracrly withdrawal toda'y with no tion H" ln farm lhe "rice "rift Parking Meters Asked For North Texas Business Area KRUM YOUTH UNHURT AS CAR HITS BRIDGE By. BOB BROCK Record-Chronicle Staff Writer Does lhe gusiness area around last few weeks because 'SWorncr? Texas State College need couldn't conveniently park" C. E. and Bob Jones, at Jones i of lhe store and I know I've lost several fairly large sales in the I parking meters? That was a question raised at Billy Joe Jack.son of Krum es- caped injury when his 1949 Ford left the road and struck the Hick- ory Creek Bridge, about six miles I the Friday night meeting of Den- ton's city commission Brooks Nash, owner of Hush's Store near the nnd i man group of businessmen west of H'igh'wa'y" i lrom Collc8e "rca, fa id, "We p.m. Friday ncctl parking meters bnciiv. Just as _ badly as they need them down- town." iviui no Jlre threat of another Inflationary ivhlrl or an Impending bust. A lop Washington economist siz- ed it up this eay: "Maybe, after nil, we can decel- erate Ihe postwar bourn without fulling on our face. It should be a urelty good year." Approximately SUCh a picture, It was understood, will be presented next week when the President's Doyneil of Economic Advisers takes Its monthly report. 'The action added lip in April lo a concerted effort lo deflation and bolster pub- Power in one ol Ihe few loosening up on II---- buying -'edit ther, after four previous consccu-' ley added" live months of decline. The latter trend has been cou- pled with fewer factory jobs and snorter work weeks. Total employ- ment in April probably will be found to have risen, however, be- cause of seasonal gains in agri- culture and buildup activity bruslness ln March and April, insofar as it is reflected by department atore sales, was ly below record-breaking 1948 eral Reserve Board officials say. Living costs were found to havf edged up slightly In March, on the strength of rallying food prices. Average wholesale prices have continued to decline. Pa'.roiman Pat Berkley, who Investigated the accident, said Jackron told him he had a blow- out. The oar ti-.is a lota! loss. Berk- open session for Cleaners, added: "Why, when we come down to open up m of meter placement at the was called by Commission Chair- man Jack Bonds for Friday night. "At that time." fsiid. "we'll thrash this thing out thor- oughly." Hero's the problem presented by lhe college area businessmen: Parking space? around Hie col- are a premium morn The teacher was conducting an and more teachers and arithmetic lesson. she asked, "If coal is }5 a ion anrt the morning, all the spaces from of business are alreaoy tak- en. We can't even our delivery truck near the store and custom- ers usually have to double park to pick up their clothes." The commissioners agreed thai Ihe collrne problem was nr.n'c. discussion but said they wanted complete ac- TEXAS LAUGHS By BOYCR HOUSE your father buys S30 worth, how much will he "Five lhe pupil replied. Tne Instructor said, "But lhat's not "I it the sold, "but that's the wr.y they do you." drive their cars to school. Somu of the cars are left In front of the businesses all day and no .space is left for to park, As R. A. Pittman, owner of lhe North Texas Electric told lhe group. "It's nearly put ma nt of o.ii'i timl cord with all businesses involved before any meters were placed. That Is the reason for the open session next Friday night. Another angle brought into the placement of mclcrs nroung the college would be proper o.itrolliivj of the area by the police depart- ment. Bonds explained lhat it took two men to patrol meter areas aronjid the square and thut the department was having to operate with a minimum number of men now. Jack Harrison, assistant police chief, was brought Into the discus- sion. Harrison told the group that (hough he couldn't speak for Chief Jr-fi: IT; thoujht the place to park wliblu Uva Wutus j area proposed couiil be by 170210 the two motorcycle patrolmen the department has now. the cast side of'Ave. A to Mul- Bonds particularly the area to be considered in placement of meters. This area is from about the 1200 block on the north side o! Hickory Slreet lo Ave. B; from Hickory Street- along the cast and sides of Fry Street to Oak Street; and from Hickory Street south along the fast side of Ave. A lo Mulberry Street. "If anyone in these areas has any opposition :o lhe meter place- ment he can air it at next Friday night's Bonds said. Bids for proposed repair work on Pire Stations 2 and 3 were also opened at the Friday night meet- Ing. Four bids for general repair to the stations were opened and referred to Commissioners Rich- ard Tallaferro and Homer Curtis, Tallaf-rro and Curtis deliberated with City Secretary O. C. Knight lor about live minutes and then .returned lo tell the commission thftt the bids would have to be rejected because, "they were Just a little more than we expected to spend." Lowest bid for the renovating Job was received from Clifford Mulkey. Hid bid was Otii- Sce COMMISSION, Page 2 Trains Set To Start Running By THOMAS A. REEDY BERLIN, April vsi-fl complete to the last detail In Western Germany tonight for resumption of traffic to Berlin- Just in case of a May Day an- nouncement from Moscow on the blockade. A Hamburg dispatch said, West German railways were ready to start 30 frelsht trains a day to Berlin. Officials said they could get 20 trainloads of tonl to the city within 24 hours after given :hc light. being Heightening a feeling of optimism, divided de the Russians in this city granted three British mands with such cordiality that it represented almost a complete change of altitude. British officials announced that an officer and three enlisted men arrested by the Russians April 22 while on palrol near the Soviet border at Klein-Zachcr had been returned tonight. The Russians ac- the British demand Jtr Iheir release. They promised not to interfere again with canal traffic In Brit- ain's sector. They also returned, with an apology, three British mili- tary policemen seized yesterday, during a raid on a British- occu- pied farm. TODAY Section One: Markets Spoils Society, Women's News Colleges Churches Farm News Building: Page Section Two: Editorial Amusenients Gainesville Circus Business News Classified Atfg Com ir a Section Three: Color Comics attack as he took shelter in a ditch from a storm near Bonham, Texas. The name of the Norman victim, a National Guardsman, was not released by the guard. Another tornado struck near Ant- lers, In southeastern Oklahoma. Two persons, Gal West, 65, and his wife, SO. were rep'oried injured. of Antlers. Power lines were down. There were at least 80 other persons Injured in Oklahoma, In- cluding 42 to the University of Oklahoma's nortn campus. It was feared at least one was crushed when the roo! of the University of Oklahoma hanger there .caved in. Walter Kraft, su; perintendent of the school's phy- sical plant, estimated damage at to buildings alone. Building; Demolished Lt. James Melton of Ihe Na- tional Guard at Norman said the aeronautical enginec-ring building was demolished. It lield 000 worlh. of equipment, he said Lt. Bill Strong said National Guardsmen pratlcing at n fir- Ing range near the base were ready lo leave when lhe tornado struck. Many were injured. The Southwest Bell Telephone Co. reported every one of its 92 circuits to Novmah was down. Daje, a small town northwest o; Shamiee. ivns touched by a twist- er with several houses damaged. Two tornadoes slashed across western Kansas. One struck north of Garden City; the other nit the small town of Oakley. 80 miles north of Garden Cily. Damage See TORNADOES, Page 2 WEATHER DENTON AND VICINITY: Partlv cloudy today and' Monday, not so warm tonight. EJV5T TEXAS: Partly cloudy Sun- day and Monday.- Scattered thun- In the east portion Not so warm Sunday night.. 'Fresh southerly wiivc1? oh the becortVg westerly late WEST TEXAS: IVir Sunday and Monday, not so warm SVrncJay- OKLAHOMA: Showers and thunder- storms in extreme easi Sunday. Partly cloudy in central ar.d Cooler. Partly cloudy and warmer iu west MoixUy. TEMPERATURES: (Experiment Station report. 7 a. ra. Friday to 7 a.m. High 18 Low U (7 a.m. Saturday to p.m. Satur- day I. l.one Star rrttoy 3 noon 2 p.m. 4 P-'n- 6 p.vm. 5 p.vn. 10 p.m. tiulH 12 VI 74 70 Gauit: t t t-m. 1O km. 10 te n   

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