Clipped From Lansing State Journal
Mon, April 30, 1951TIIE LANSING STATE JOtlRNA'. - MICHIGAN'S GREAT CAPITAL DAILY Admits Murder . : : Concluded from Psge One Jus. fc had considered shooting the Bill Gill Cleaners, 1023 N. I- hta. Can b Identified After the gun was recovered. Harvey C. DeVine, manager of the Plaza theater, Identified it Sunday afternoon as the one stolen from the theater. Until Gibson confessed the murder, police had been Investigating several hundred tips since Boose was found lylne beside the curbn the 1700 block of W. Saginaw st., where he had crawled after being hot. Believed at first to have been hit by a car, Roose was taken to a hos-- pital. There examination revealed he had been shot. He lived only a short time. Examination of Roose 's clothing by Dr. C. W. Muehlberger, head of the state crime laboratory, revealed Roose had been shot at close range. His clothing bore black powder burns. This information led police to believe that the gun used was the one stolen from the Plaza theater. This weaponn was loaded with old-fashioned shells containing black powder.. Officers said such shells are no longer manufactured. Had Pistol with Him Police said voune Gibson told them he had the pistol in his belt when surprised by the police at the gasoline station. "I didn't want to be caught carrying the gun and I didn't want to shoot a policeman," Capt. Stragier said the boy told them, "so I ran for home." Capt. Stragier said the youth revealed that he hid the gun in the rock pile before entering the house. Capt Stragier said the boy had not been s us Dec ted of the crime, be cause he was considered too small and he did not have any kind of a previous record. On being picked up by Capt. Stagier and lit. Hildebrandt, young Gib son at first said the bicycle found at tne gasoline station naa oeen stolen irom him. "But he changed the story In a ahort time," Capt. Stragier said, "and fn less than one hour he had told us (Capt. Stragier and Lt. Hildebrandt) the detailed story, step by step about the burglaries, rob beries and shooting of Roose. Burglaries Cleared Up Among burglaries cleared ud by the boy's confession were those at iran t.. on the niisrit oi saarcn o Fleck shoe repair shop, 701 Westmoreland ave., on March 2; Lansing Farm Products, lttp W. Saginaw st, on March 2; D & C store. 057 w Sarinaw st.. on Aoril 21, and the attempted burglary at Brooks pharmacy, 908 W. Saginaw st., 'on March 23. ... Gihson also admitted burglariz ing the M.S.C. shoe repair shop, 225 E. Grand River ave.. East Lansing. on the nights of Feb. 19 and Zo, Barn and Cattle Destroyed in Fire f Snecial to The State Journal) ST. JOHNS, April 30 Three head of cattle were burned to death, when fire caused by lightning, destroyed a barn. 36 by 50 feet, on the farm of Dennis Rademacher, four miles west and a mile and a quarter south of St. Johns, at 3:45 a. m. sun- day. Mr. Rademacher said he was un able to reach the cattle which were in stanchions, due to the smoke and fire. A young heifer and some hogs, however, were able to escape from the farm by themselves. A large quantity of hay, oats, and corn also was destroyed. The lightning also struck the elec tric wiring in the basement of the Rademacher home, knocking out the lights, and water supply. All elec tric clocks in the community were stopped by the lightning. Loss on the Rademacher barn was estimated at $10,000, and was partially cov ered by insurance. The st. jonns lire department answered the call. Youth Talent... Concluded from Page Ope see street school association and the following from Willow street school Mrs. Arlene Haskell, Mrs. Archie Wonnenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Smith, William Hester, Peyton Beam and Mrs. Leon Haskell. Members of the Civitan club and their wives made up the Saturday evening host committee: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fairless, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Van Frank, Mr. and Mrs.