Waukesha Daily Freeman (Newspaper) - December 22, 1954, Waukesha, Wisconsin FREEMAN Waukesha County's Greatest News and Advertising Medium VOL. 44 WEDNESDAY 1954 Price Five Cents Sheppard Faces Life Term for Slaying Wife By RELMAN CLEVELAND S am his brother was always He was a successful brain married to an attractive and the father of a 7- year-old boy he But Dr. Samuel Sheppard faces the shadow of a life -in A jury found him guilty of killing his Marilyn but returned a verdict of degree which does not carry the death Before life sentence was Sheppard said in a clear am not His lawyers announced they will appeal for a new If it is or goes against him a second he will be After twice denying raises o city the city council voted 9 5 Tuesday night to grant The council's move will not the 1955 tax levy or tax Money to jay for the raises will come Tom the city's or Total amount needed to er the would have amounted to 21 per valuation on 1955 tax rate if it had been in the 1955 tax It was not clear today what made the council change its mind after voting 10- against granting the raises luring the informal budget meeting in Aldermen also 8-7, gainst the raises at its for- mal budget hearing on Dec. 7. 3ut, Tuesday only five of the 14 aldermen present against Sam Sheppard in prison at least 10 he would be eligible to apply for His 3lst birthday comes one week from The was a strange Last July 4, in the early morning Mari- lyn Sheppard was beaten to death as she She was four Sheppard told when daylight that a fully built marauder ted the crime and knocked him out when he ran into the that same told think you did It took nine to try the The state said Sheppard was involved with other One of Susan came from California to as prosecution She is 24, auburn-haired and She admitted intimate relations with the He denied at but also admitted later that what she said was The prosecution asked two key questions during the there was a maniacal killer standing by Marilyn Sheppard's bed when her band ran into the why didn't he strike to Page 15, No. 2) 7 Wisconsin WISCONSIN Considerable cloudiness Thursday partly cloudy mostly cloudy with snow ries extreme north probably beginning late Not so cold northwest what warmer south Thursday Low tonight 24-29. High day 30-35 35-40 south Winds 12-20 southerly this anc Thursday but becoming 20-25 northwest over west portion Thursday anc over northern Wisconsin Thursday Minimum 23. Mean 24. Temperature range here 28; 21. Temperature range here year 30; 7. Local Hourly Temperature Hour 8 9 10 11 12 2 Temps 27 27 27 27 28 29 29 30 WAUKESHA'S ALMANAC December 23 Sunset p.m Moonrise Friday a.m. New moon Friday PROMINENT Aldebaran In the east p.m. low in west p.m. VISIBLE ia p.m. high an tast p.m. rises Circulation for the Same Period s Year Ult Daily Net Circulation Council Decides to Play Santa Claus Youth Sent to Reformatory A young Waukesha man was sent to Green Bay tory today after he pleaded guilty to a morals Donald 19, of 206 Spring was given a one to Ive year term by Judge Scott in conis admitted carnal edge and abuse of a 13-year- old The offense was committed Dec. 9 in the town of The following day and his companion left cesha county and hitchhiked to At Dubuque they surrendered to police and were returned A charge of contributing to delinquency of a minor against Koconis was ed. Roy owner and operator of the Sportsman's 213 Madison was ed and costs after he pleaded guilty to allowing a minor to loiter in the tavern 18. Kenneth 20, of 1115 Pearl st. was fined and costs for loitering in iie Juan P. 27, of 235 Barstow was fined and costs for driving too fast for conditions on Dec. 12 in the town of John H. Dousman route 1, was fined and costs for reckless He was arrested Dec. 7 in the city following an Richard J. 27, of Troy Center route 1, was fined and costs for driving after his license was Darrel no permanent had a bad check charge against him However authorities said at Waupun have a rant for Smith charging tion of He will be ed over to state A preliminary hearing for Juan 25, of 1019 oline st. was scheduled for Gonzalez is charged with carnal knowledge and Bail was set at Ramon 22, of Oakton Manor and Pasquale 20, 512 E. Main st. both pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and were fined and costs Frank A. 18, of 208 Albert st. pleaded guilty to failing to stop at an arterial and was fined and Those who voted Tuesday to deny raises were Aldermen Elmer Dent vester Goetz Joseph Merten John Owens and Frank Roberts Les Atkinson was Owens labeled the Council's change of heart a piece of He aldermen of in through the back be- cause they took the out of the contingent fund in- stead of the issue di- and placing the raises on the 1955 tax Goetz tried to have the en- tire matter tabled er but only Merten and Owens voted in favor of the Before the council granted the City Clerk Esther Winn read three tions on raises which had been filed with her One was from the County Board of Realtors asking for a raise for the city A second was from Mrs. E. J. city health asking for raises for The third was a petition ed by 15 city hall employes asking the council to sider its stand on salaries be- it injustice has been Mayor C. C. Smith was not present Tuesday to express his opinion of the council's is vacationing in Texas and will not return to Waukesha until the end of the council pre- These are the amounts which go to make up the 873.50 in raises for the 35 men and one clerk in the police including the 025 for the 34 men in the fire including t h e for clerks in the offices of the city and building for the city planner and for his for the nurses and for health for the parks for the Youth Center di- for the city engineer for five for clerks in the ment of public for the street 360 for the public and for the Prairie Home The raises granted follow the recommendations of the special committee which had worked most of the year on setting up a system of job classification and wage and salary The new schedule for 1955 does not include raises for the recreation director's assistant or for the plumbing because the budget committee felt their present salaries are high Damage Cottage in Damage totaling caused by at a tage on Beaver Lake time within the last three Miss Harriet B. owner of reported to the department Miss Steele said three panes of glass were broken in a ing room window and marks made by a knife were found on a sink drapes in the living room were torn and and rocks were found on the Search for Money Taken From Elm Grove Bank Bank Manager Recalls Incidents Leading To Robbery and Events After Stabbing By TOM RICKERT Freeman Staff On a hospital bed in Room 7 of the Milwaukee County General hospital lies a man who has just gone through the most memorable experience of his He is Cyril 43-year-old manager of the Elm Grove branch of the Wauwatosa State neis was stabbed five times by an attacker who stole 775 from the Elm Grove bank in a daring and foolish robbery Tuesday Brauneis was listed as being in condition But that was only half of the who doesn't know much about guns and who has never led a revolver shot the attacker with the bank's re- Casimir 58, who Brauneis and three others have identified as the was still in tical condition today from the gunshot wasn't talking much today about shooting a But first reports day afternoon were that neis didn't want to see sorry I shot he was quoted as Lying on the hospital bed Brauneis recalled the story of what As he the reporter noted on the the bloodstained dages and the large white bandage on his chin received one of the stab There was a good chance that the slightly built soft spoken would spend Christmas in a hospital He was to be transferred to St. Joseph's hospital some time overcoat stab me. and started to Staff Brauneis rests after harrowing experience Here's story of about a I When what happened jhe this fellow wanted to my attention again to get me over to the low railing near the front of the I think he just wanted to get close to me. didn't want to talk to him because I was too But then he about some I turned my can still see that thing coming down at me. I ber me He grabbed me with his left hand and pulled me toward him and began to stab me with his right I was I fought mostly to get away from I remember taking a poke at him but I don't know if I hit him or struggled and I remember a picture falling off the It was a picture of the American I was interested in getting away from He's a pretty big reached into the er's drawer with both hands and took Then he walked out right past seme people They were mostly They did not know what going on he was walking out I grabbed for the It was on a shelf under the I shot but I didn't think I hit He didn't stagger or give any of what happened after little Suspect Still Critical With Bullet Wound Authorities today continued their search for in small bills taken the Elm Grove of the osa State bank Tuesday Federal are holding a cee sporting goods Casimir 58, un- der a federal warrant of ering a bank with intent to commit a Mackiewicz is under 24-hour police guard at Milwaukee county general hospital where he continues in critical from a bullet wound Mackiewicz h as denied of the bank Dery although the branch suffered in the has don't know how long he was in the bank before I noticed He might have hanging around in the back of the first I noticed was when he came up to my dow and showed me a sale appliance got something to show I; didn't nave time to answer him because came in just a The customer was James K. stayed back and walked but came through the low swinging door behind me. I turned he you'd thing like It was then he pulled this knife from his right sport coat he didn't have on a topcoat or He remembers that Jerry who lives above came in. handed him the but then took it I thought of all that shooting outside and I didn't want any innocent people to get Hammett came in next Brauneis and his handkerchief in my And remembers Dr. has his in ithe examining as conscious to Page 15, No. 1) Evacuation Plans Would Effect Half of County MILWAUKEE More than half the people of Waukesha county would have to be from homes and jobs if Milwaukee suffered an enemy bomb a civil defense group was told in waukee A traffic survey by CD shows that persons would have to leave to make way for evacuees coming in from the the group was About 150 civil defense ers from throughout this area met at county courthouse this morning to hear top CD They met from 10 a.m. to Maj. Gen. Ralph state adjutant told the there 11 southeastern counties which have been designated as aster Area No. 1." Waukesha county is along with county and rounding This disaster area includes the area most likely to be a prime tarket of an plus the area around it which would be affected by mass evacuation from the target Olson in addition to were Wayne neer of traffic service for the state highway Police Inspector Raymond Ralph Ga 111., regional fare director advisor for the federal civil defense and Drs. Carl pert and Mark J. Neupert is state health defense from Waukesha and Brookfield at- tended the Plan to Request New Court Plan MILWAUKEE ffl consin judicial council will propose that all of the state's with the exception of the supreme be unified under a single system of 134 circuit This would mean abolishing the offices of the state's 958 justices of the peace and 72 county J. R. cutive secretary of the told a meeting of the waukee bar association day that the council will ask the 1955 legislature to approve constitutional amen abolishing the tice of peace and county He said the council had set 1962 as target date for the of a unified court V DeWitt said the judicial a body created the legislature to investigate and propose improvements in the administration of justice in the eventually would ask also for abolition of 28 municipal courts and 14 cial courts such as small claims and super- ior These courts were established by statute rather than under the There now are 32 circuit judges in the DeWitt said that under the tentative plan adopted by the each county would have one or more circuit There are several exceptions among very small counties where one judge might be assigned to over two There would be nine districts each under a chief The judges themselves could select those who would handle criminal traffic court or small claims or ments be All have the power to perform any kind of cial and all would be De Witt listed the proposed administrative areas and the number of judges that would be assigned to each as o d g Racine and jealous Suitor Allows Girl Hostage to Leave WAKE I A jealous suitor who had held his girl friend at gun point in a textile mill here for more than 24 hours released her afternoon and gave up to police without a Graham 31- year-old textile ed Jessie Elizabeth 30, loose shortly after to end a day and night of ror during which she didn't know at what moment the de- It's First Winter Day Here Today it's It's the first day of with the winter solstice arriving at a.m. Early low temperatures around the state ranged about 6-22 degrees above the al the Associated Press Here in the temperatures ed from 27 at 7 a.m. to 29 at 1 p.m. This low clouds and fog prevailed throughout most of the state with a light freezing drizzle reported in some sections of the The forecast for this portion of Wisconsin is for able cloudiness tonight and partly cloudy It will be somewhat warmer with a high of 35- 40. The coldest spot in the state was Green Bay with 17. The nation's low was 13 below at Colo. The highest ing in the nation was 83 at Tex. Burglars Almost Fell Into Solution DENVER Police are hunting some who almost didn't get away with worth of silverware from the Silver Plating co. In lowering themselves through a the thieves barely a large full of deadly in silver ranged man might send a let crashing into her was spirited oui of the mill .by officers anii rushed to Miss was taken away from the scene immediately in an auto- mobile by members of her She was The long vigil ended when officers showed Timberlake official papers committing him to a North Carolina tal The commitment papers were signed by Dr. C. T. Wake Forest physician called in by the girl's and Dr. George W. Corbin of nearby The textile worker had told officers a short time earlier that he would surrender the girl when he saw the ment Timberlake was taken di- to Dix State tal at The period of ror for the pretty Davis who worked in the Royal Cotton mill with Timberlake began at The 5 feet 8, 130-pound pulled a gun from his pocket and forced her into a small room in the He re- was jealous over Miss attentions to an unidentified Once this morning lake turned the woman loose so she could make a quick trip to a but during her absence he held a cian as hostage for It was a three-way bargain among Dr. lake and Miss Davis that she return and she Repeated efforts during the bitter cold night to drug the man through food or drink He kept his 25 caliber automatic pistol pointed most constantly at the head or stomach of the and friends of Miss Davis and Timberlake crowded around the door of the tiny room and pleaded for her From time to time Timberlake permitted some of doctors and Jessie Elizabeth's older to enter the room and talk with Cost of Food Report WASHINGTON reported today that its consumer price index rose one tenth of 1 per cent in No- But if you didn't buy a new car your living costs tually went New car models arriving on the although list pri ces were virtually unchanged boosted the auto price index sharply because 1954 had been selling at big dis Otherwise the price for consumers was good There were price drops for appliances and home reading matter and Food prices fell 0.6 per cent The consumer price for November stood at 114.6 per cent of the 1947-49 aver down 0.8 index point from the all-time peak in Oc tober 1953, but 12.6 per cent higher than in June 1950, just before the Korean War broke The Bureau of Labor tics announced the tory worker's pay in November hit an all-time peak of up from a year ago and 61 cents higher than the previous high set in October of this Buying power of the factory also was at record levels despite the fractional rise in the price The worker with a family could buy 2 per cent more goods and services than a year lier and the single worker could buy 4 per cent Living except for the auto model de- about 0.2 per cent in the BLS said also that the quality of merchandise improved especially in clothing and home The price Mackiewicz identified a picture of wicz as Other witnesses bandit flee the bank have also Mackiewicz after ing him at the The lone bandit entered the bank after 11 a.m. while the Cyril 43, was chatted with Brauneis about in a sales catalogue and then tacked him with a Brauneis at first a gun he grabbed from a drawer failed to fire but witnesses said they heard a gunshot in the bank as the bandit Mackiewicz maintains lie was wounded while examining guns with customers at his sporting goods He ed up at a southside kee doctor's office seeking aid about noon and police were The doctor and a who has offices next to the said Mackiewicz at first said he had been by a He attempted to give his wallet to the refused it and in- stead gave Mackiewicz a large Authorities believe the either threw the wallet away while waiting outside the doctor's office for the lice ambulance or put it in the envelope and it in a James B. agent in charge of the Wisconsin office of the said this morning car was found near the doctor's office and it fits the description given by witnesses of the car used by the bank Poster said a preliminary search of the car failed to turn up a sales catalogue or signs of the The money is in mostly in and Poster He added that ary examination of the car also failed to show signs of although the vehicle is receiving a thorough tion at the police garage Poster said a warrant charging the entering of the bank was issued late Tuesday by He Mackiewicz is said Mrs. Joy acting commissioner of The food index reached its lowest point January 1951. Prices of poultry and fish dipped of the Waukesha county James D'Amato said the tywill issue no warrant since the federal charge is higher and more serious in this Mackiewicz was scheduled to appear in Oconomowoc to Paye 15, No.