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Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - November 20, 1957, Stevens Point, Wisconsin4-6700 Teu etts Tomt lately Emmral 4 6700 sixty third year full Leaskou w1kk sekv1ce of the press Stevens Point Wisconsin wednesday november 20, 1957 copy 6c Twenty pages Gein also admits he killed Mary Hogan reopen division St. Widening propose a proposal to Widen division Street killed by the com Mon Council in 1956, was reopened tuesday night by the Board of Public works which invited a state Highway commission official to come to Stevens Point to discuss the matter. The revived plan ties in with j Council can t act until it has All the new physical education necessary information my for Central state College sex a peeled to be started in 1958. Which is expected to come irom a new sanitary sewer w ill Piltz. Have to be Laid under division Hiram Krebs director of pub Street to serve the building works was instructed by the meaning that the Street will be Foard to bring 5n a state and Federal Rno Nev would in staying have paid for 85 per Cen t of the the dlvis1on Street sewer widening project in 1956. If the before the Board got into the offer is still open the torn up division Street question it heard Street can probably be repaired Csc president William c. Han and improved at less Cost sen explain the College s building to Stevens Point than if the City plans did it alone. I storm sewer the state and Federal Money Hansen said plans Are now be come into the picture because ing prepared for the school s new division Street is the route of physical education building. Highway 51. Which will be located at the the widening project was orig Northwest Corner of 4th Avenue finally rejected by the Council aft and n. Reserve Street or residents in the area contend the project which will costed that the Street would become about 51-000.000, will probably a the residents also get under Way next summer protested against the loss of said Hansen with completion Trees in the Parkway. Likely by the fall of 1959. Seek information sanitary in addition to the a. W. Piltz Wisconsin rap i sewer the City is also faced with ids division Engineer for the a storm sewer problem there. State Highway commission will be invited to discuss the Widen ing plan soon with the Board. Moses Creek runs through the Low lying College property and Krebs said enclosing it in a in addition to learning Wyeth storm sewer would Cost or the proposal is still open the j however Hansen said that he Board wants to know whether i would t object to leaving the govern j Stream exposed providing its bed the state and Federal ments share of the Cost includes such items As tree removal and the repairing of driveway approaches. Could be lowered to prevent flood ing. The state Engineer s approval would be needed for this plan he added. The Board which met at the i during a discussion of the City Hall wrangled for a time j Stream s flow Alderman Joseph last night Over whether Piltz should be invited before the coun cil goes on record in favor of the plan. Finally it was decided that the Alfuth 9th said that in the 10 years he has lived in the area he has Seldom seen the Stream dry and has never seen it leave its Banks. Board to study sewer request by town of Hull the town of Hull s request for sewer service along old Highway 51 was taken under advisement by the Board of Public works tuesday night after a lengthy discussion failed to bring any immediate decision. The town is asking for City sewer service along a half mile strip extending 500 feet on either Side of the Road. The petition for sewers was presented to the common Council at its october meeting and was immediately referred to the Board of p Public works. Meeting at the City Hall last night the Board discussed the be and technical aspects of the proposal and finally decided to get More information. One Factor is the Inadequacy of the present n. 2nd Street sewer which would serve the town ship area. Should we go to the expense of a new sewer for people outside the asked Alderman Carl ton Rustad 2nd Ward and Verne Somers superintendent of the water and sewage depart ments questioned the advisability of serving outside areas with out requiring annexation. Kurtz not normally a member of the Board was filling in for May or p. M. Vincent who was out of the City. At one Point Rustad offered to entertain a motion to turn Down the petition but no one appeared willing to kill the matter immediately. The upshot of the affair is expected to be a meeting attended by members of the Board of pub Lic works and the water and sewage commission plus City attorney Norman l. Wanta. Whether town of Hull officials will be invited to the meeting is open to question. Controller nor Man Ivl Eshak said they should be. As a matter of Rustad and Somers contended that the City should first look into other aspects before discussing the mat Ter with the town. The City almost permitted one of the property owners on old 51 to Hook up to a municipal sewer last summer. The Council voted to let a tavern owner just North of the City connect to the sewer then reversed its decision at a later meeting. Precedent at that time it was argued that extending the sewer to an unde fined area might set precedent with the state Public service commission possibly ordering further extensions someday. City sewers now serve the Village of Park Ridge but not unincorporated areas. An annexation petition from or. And mrs. Joseph f. Strong who live in the town of Hull at the Corner of Indiana Avenue and Jordan Lane was held Over for further study. That led to a discussion of the status of an annexation petition signed by eight property owners on the West Side of Lindbergh Avenue Between the North City limits and Stanley Street. It was brought out that the petition is being held up in Hopes of getting More signers in the area. That s All pretty Nice proper argued Meshak. Why should we hold them the signers up because of people who Don t want to come in annexation of Small parcels costs us said Krebs be cause the description of the City has to be rewritten each time. It is to the City s advantage he said to do As much annexing As pos sible in one stroke. Krebs said the City s policy is not to push annexation and Meshak agreed. However the controller added that a letter could be sent to property owners in the area saying that annexation is contemplated in the Vicinity and if we Don t hear from them we can assume they re not interested. Certainly that s not soliciting the petitions were finally referred to Krebs and Alderman Joseph Alfuth St Ward in whose Ward the annexed property would lie. They Are to report to the Board at its next meeting. Okay petitions the eight signers of the Peti Tion on Lindbergh Avenue Are Peter Jai Evaski Martin Jajewski de Sommers Anton Stanislawski Robert Kujawa George Isackson j. Ward Leary and Rufus f. Tetzloff. Petitions for curb and Gutter on Georgia Street from Bukolt Avenue to the North City limits and for curb and Gutter and Blacktop on Prentice Street from 110 feet North of Korbal Avenue to Maria drive were approved by the Board and placed in the 1958 budget. Over for studj7 was a petition for curb and Gutter and Blacktop on n. Frontenac Avenue from main Street to College ave nue. Krebs was instructed to look into the possibility of acquiring land from the St. Joseph Ceme Tery Assn. To Widen the 31-foot Street or come up with some other solution. Meshak said that a committee see Board Page j Penney co. Store opens thursday pictures on Back Page of Sec Ond Section the newest addition to Stev t ens Point s downtown business District will be formally opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony thursday morning at participating in the Short pro Gram at the j. C. Penney co. Store 514 Mam St., will be representatives of the company the City and civic groups. At 9 o clock the store will be opened to the Public. In recent Days Penney employ is have been at work arranging merchandise and displays and getting the store ready for the opening. Although the store is new the i Penney co. Has been Stevens i Point for Many years since March 1924. At that time the company had stores in Only about i 500 communities. It now has 700 stores. The new building Here erected by the Delzell real estate co., maintains Square feet of Selling space. In its present build ing at 311 main St., which it has occupied since coming to Stev ens Point Penney s has about 200 Square feet of Selling area. The store has a Light Brick front. It has entrances onto main Street and to a paved parking lot in the rear leading to College Avenue. Modern fluorescent fixtures provide the lighting and the floors Are tiled. The firm has Selling space on its main floor Balcony and Down stairs. The main floor departments include women s furnishings and accessories girls men a boys and infants Wear and family shoes. The women s outerwear department is located in the Balcony. In the downstairs store Are piece goods housewares bedding a Complete curtain and drapery department and gifts. The store s layaway department is also downstairs. Both the gift department and a Complete maternity department Are new said Earl Sentman store manager. All other departments especially shoes and women s sports Wear have been expanded said Sentman with a number of new lines added. On the second floor in the front of the store is the office area. Here is located the Man Ager s office the accounting of fice and the merchandising of fice where new goods Are ordered. Although Penney s is a Chain each store does its own ordering from among the company s 000 manufacturing sources. The second floor area also contains a lunchroom for employees. The store has storage area in its basement behind the Down stairs departments. A unique feature of the Stor age area is a steam room new clothes Are moved into the room two Large Racks at a time and steam takes out the wrinkles saving the time of individual pressing. Although most customers will be getting their first look at the Interior of the store thursday a number of clubs and other groups have toured the build ing in recent Days As work neared completion. Maky Hogan this is Mary Hogan town of Pine Grove tavern keeper who disappeared on dec. 8, 1954. Portage county sheriff Herbert Wanserski said at Madison tuesday that he is convinced that her head and face were among the grisly items found in the farm Home of Edgein near Plainfield. Heart attack kills Wausau Hunter by the associated press a Wausau Man today became the second Hunter to die of a heart attack during the Wisconsin Deer season. There also were six deaths by gunshot. Earl Roberts 58, Wausau died of a heart attack in a Cabin near Tomahawk in Lincoln county. He had been Hunting with two companions since last Friday. A 22-year-old Oneida county Hunter was shot through the right thigh late tuesday while driving Deer with a group of companions East of Pelican Lake. Fred Hageny of Monico was hospitalized Rhinelander. Kenneth Hoffman 50, Shawa no was shot in the Abdomen while Hunting in Forest county Northeast of seven mile Lake this morning. He was in critical condition in St. Mary s Hospital Rhinelander. Almost wed woman tells of dates she had with Gein. Plainfield aped Gien Bachelor Recluse who has admitted butchering a Plainfield woman was Good and kind and Sweet to the woman who said she almost married him the Minneapolis Tribune said in a copyrighted interview. Adeline Watkins 50, who lives with her Mother in a Small apart ment Here said that during a 20 year Romance with Gein he was so Nice about Doris things i wanted to do that sometimes i Felt t was advantage of a Tribune reporter quoted her Deer tagged in first three Days Madison the conserva Tion department reported today that Deer were tagged at checking Points throughout the state during the first three Days of the Hunting season. This compares with re ported killed last year. The total according to a report issued by blog list Ruth l. Hine includes 10.649 taken on party permits. It also includes registrations from the nov. 16-18 any Deer season in Mississippi River coun ties. The department did not Issue a report on Hunting conditions to Day. Hunting continues through Sun Day in All but seven Wisconsin counties for spiked Horn Bucks and for Deer of any sex in the Bayfield special area. The majority of the kill has Al ready taken place. Hunting has been almost at a standstill since late monday due to heavy Snow. The second weekend of the sea son generally has a slight up surse in Hunting pressure and kill but never approaches that of the opening weekend miss Hine said. Preliminary registration totals by areas reported Northwest including 1.998 of these party permit Deer and 959 from the special Bayfield any Deer area. Northeast including permit Deer. West Central including permit Deer. East Central Spike Horn Bucks. Southern 487 spiked Horn Bucks and 428 any sex Deer from Grant and Crawford counties. The department will not Issue a Hunting report thursday miss said. As saying she had her last Date with Gein feb. 6, 1955. That night he proposed to me. Not in so Many words but i knew what he mass Watkins described by the Tribune As a Plain woman with grading Bangs and Horn rimmed glasses said i turned him Down but not because there was any thing Xirong with him. It was something wrong with me. I guess i was afraid i would t be Able to live up to what he expected of the Tribune quoted miss wat Kins widowed Mother As saying Gein was a Sweet polite and that she told him to have her daughter in from dates by 10 . And he never failed me miss Watkins the Story related said she and Gein used to Dis cuss books. We never read the same ones but we liked to talk about them anyway. Eddie liked books about Lions and tigers and Africa and India. I never read that kind of books. I guess we discussed every murder we Ever heard about. Eddie told How the murderer did wrong what mistakes he had made. I thought it was interest when they went out. The Story said they usually went to a movie at nearby Wautoma. Sometimes they visited taverns Between Plainfield and Wisconsin rapids. I liked to drink Beer some times but i would almost have to drag Eddie into a miss Watkins was quoted As say ing. He would much rather have gone to a drugstore for a milk shake 10th anniversary London telegrams show ered on Buckingham Palace today As Well wishers of Many lands congratulated Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their 10th wedding anniversary. Accused butchered Gein 51, Rural Plainfield Recluse is Pic tured As he arrived at the state crime Laboratory at Madison to undergo questioning in connection with the Butcher slaying of a Plainfield widow and the finding of Bones and parts of bodies of Many humans scattered about his run Down farm. Youth tells of seeing Gein s Heads sixteen year old Bob Hill a Junior at Tri county High school at Plainfield said tuesday that he had seen two of the Heads found in the Edgein Home some time ago. The youth said Gein told him they had been sent to him from the Philippines by a Cousin explaining they were shrunken Heads. He said he had not noticed any of the other grisly items found by investigators in Gein s Home. The youth had been Friendly with Gem going to the movies and attending baseball games with him. Gein was arrested saturday night at Hill s Home at West Plainfield where the youth s parents or. And mrs. Lester Hill run a grocery gasoline station. The killer had been Friendly with the Hill family and had eaten his evening meal with the Hills sat urday. The body of mrs. Bernice Wor Den Plainfield widow who oper ated a hardware store in the Vil Lage was found hanging in a lean to off Gein s Home saturday by Arthur Schley of Washara county while Gein was at the Hill Home. Insanity plea to be entered Gein s attorney William belter Wautoma at Torney and former assemblyman was retained tuesday As counsel by Edgein Plainfield area Farmer who admits murder and grave robbery. Belter said a plea of innocent by reason of insanity will been tired when Gein is arraigned in Washara county court monday on an armed robbery charge. He is being held under s10.000 Bond on that charge in connection with the theft of a Cash Register at the Worden hardware and implement store in Plainfield Satur Day. Meanwhile. Dist. Atty. Earl Kil Een of Washara county said he had been spanked by the attorney general s office for revealing so much detail about the findings at Gein s farm. Kileen said the state officials said they feared that Gein would be unable to get a fair trial in Washara county As a result of the disclosures. He pointed out that a defendant must be consid ered innocent until proven guilty. At Madison atty. Gen. Stew Art Honeck said he did not personally Issue the warning to Kil Een but admitted it had come from his office. Results of lie tests announced Edgein Plainfield area head collector admitted today that he killed mrs. Mary Hogan town of Pine Grove tavern keeper dec. 8, 1954. Gein admitted the murder under questioning in a lie Detector test at the state crime Laboratory at Madison. Announcement of the confession was made in a statement issued jointly the crime lab and the various District attorneys and Law enforcement officers involved in the investigation of the grisly findings at Gein s farm Home six Miles West of Plainfield. Gein s confession came As funeral services for another victim mrs. Bernice Worden of Plainfield were being held at the Plainfield methodist Church. The text of the statement re leased about 2 o clock this after noon the lie Detector tests of Edward Gein have now been completed and after consultation with the several interested District attorneys we Are Able at this time to state that the results of the tests referred to eliminate the subject Edward Gein 51 years of age As the person responsible for involved in the disappearance of Evelyn Hartley in la Crosse county on oct. 24, 1953 the disappearance of Georgia Jean Weckler in Jef Ferson county May 1, 1947, and Victor Tavis in Adams county nov. 1, 1952. Or. Gein has now admitted that he is responsible for the death of Mai a Hogan in Portage county on dec. 8, 1954 and Ber Nice Worden in Washara county nov. 16, 1957. The release jointly concurred in by the interested local officials is being made to eliminate or. Gein from unnecessary suspicion and conjecture. An Avalanche of physical Evi Dence has been recovered which will take weeks and possibly months to completely evaluate and process. When this is done the results will be made known to the proper local officials. A photograph has been prepared and is attached. We believe this photograph to be in As Good taste As possible under the Circum stances. This photograph Indi Cates the amount of physical Evi Dence which must now be meticulously evaluated and examined. Releases concerning the Evi Dence in the cases enumerated must be made by the proper local officials. No amplifications can be made concerning this release. The Success of the investigative efforts in the five cases referred to is due principally to the cooperation of All interested Law enforcement agencies and particularly the the statement then goes on to enumerate various Law enforce ment officers and District attorneys who worked on the Case including men from Washara Wood. Portage Adams Green Lake and Marquette counties and personnel of the crime Labora tory. It is signed by crime lab supt. Charles m. Wilson. Portage county dist. Atty. John j. Haka telephoned the statement to the daily journal this afternoon. At Wautoma dist. Atty. Earl Kileen said this afternoon he will Issue a first degree murder War rant against Gein tomorrow if the ballistics report is completed and will ask the court to order a sanity hearing for the sheriff Wanserski some schools still closed five dead by the associated press Wisconsin today still Felt the effects of a big november storm that resulted in the loss of five lives monday and tuesday. Rural schools in Many Northern areas remained closed today be cause buses could not travel on secondary roads. Town roads still were blocked on Oneida Vilas and Iron counties this morning. Rhinelander had 16 inches of Snow on the ground. Main highways North and West of a line from Dubuque Iowa through Madison to Iron Moun Tain mich., had Long Slippery stretches of compact Snow today. South and East of that line High ways were in Good condition sex i cent for Slippery stretches in Urban areas. The Snow storm claimed its fifth life when Art Saugen 50, eau Claire died of a heart attack tues Day after shovelling a path through Snow before the furniture store he operated. Temperatures last night were in the 20s or near Normal for the season. Park Falls and Beloit re corded the lowest Mark 23 de Grees. The highs tuesday ranged from -12 at Green Bay to 27 at Park Falls and Superior. Most of state today had Clouds weather with Snow Flur Ries. Killer immediately upon arraign Alamosa. Colo., was the a ment. Tion b coldest spot Early today Portage county sheriff her Bert j. Wanserski told reporters at Madison tuesday one of the Heads found in Gein s collection was that of mrs. Hogan. We be got a head and face that is her s mrs. Hogan is without Wanserski told newsmen gathered at the crime Laboratory while Gein waited to undergo a lie test. Wanserski said the head in question actually is Only facial with 8 below Zero Vero Beach and Palm Beach Fla topped the country tuesday with 87. The weather Wisconsin mostly Cloudy and continued cold with occasion Al Snow flurries tonight and thursday. Snow flurries occasion the Skull but said he could Iden Low tonight 20-25. High thurs tiny it. Miss Hogan disappeared in the late afternoon. A Paie Green pick up truck was the object of a wide search at the time had never been completely explained. Harold s. Thompson i was sheriff at the time Here. A j Blue 19-42-Model pick up truck i was found on Gein s i also found on the floor of mrs. Hogan s tavern were a Pool of blood an open Magazine and a spent .32 Caliper automatic Pis Tol Cartridge. Day 26-33. Winds West to southwesterly 12 2-4 m . Today gradually be coming northwesterly late this afternoon and tonight continuing to 1o a t a t Vult a. F Wanserski said the face and hair identified As miss Hogan s smelled of embalming fluid then added but remember she Dis appeared and never was seen again she was t Wanserski indicated he Felt that All the 10 or More Heads found at Gein s farm were the result of murder when he re see Gein Page Stevens Point temperatures yesterday s maximum. 33. Last night s minimum. 25. Noon today 30. Extended forecasts Wisconsin upper lakes temperatures will average 2-5 degrees below Normal. Normal High 20-36 Northwest. 36-42 South East. Normal Low 16-25 Northwest 25-31 Southeast. Continued cold through Friday becoming a Little warmer saturday or sunday. Precipitation will average one Quarter to one half Inch with Snow flurries tonight and thursday and showers or Snow flurries again sunday or monday. A new spa Peri

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