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HAMM TELLS HIS STORY (Continued from Page One) " hours. And the saine time coming tiack today when three men again wef« in the car with me. There wasnt much conversation during the rids back. After v;e had gone about 30 miles out of St. Paul we stopped and met another car. 'There were several men -in it. There I signed four ransom notes while lying on the bottom of the machine. Then they took off the hood and placed some goggles over my eyes. They were taken off just before we pulled up to the house where I was held. I couldn't recognize any of -the country we went through because I had those goggles on my eyes all the time and they were covered inside with cotton. Finally, after I had been driven quite a long time, we stopped at a house. It was a 2-story house somewhere in northern Minnesota although for a time I had thought it was -Wisconsin. The windows were boarded up. It was dark. There was a light in the room where I was put Tho room was furnished simply and the house looked like a farmhouse or a city home. It might have been a farmhouse on the outskirts of the city. I heard traffic nolsea. They came in to see me in the room anytime I wanted anything. I called them when i:wanted sonwa-. .thing, and they treated me nicely. I asked for anything I wanted and ordered anything I wanted. It is hard to say how old the men were for I got only fleeting glimpses of them. Every time they came into the room I had to turn my face to the wall or face the side opposite from the kidnapers. I believe there were five or six men all together. TJiev kept, me informed as to the progress of the negotiations. Sunday afternoon about 3 o'clock they came up and told me they had some "good news." That was that the rrr&ons money had been paid. I don't evr-n know hew much tinne,- was raid. 1 had good sl.iv.le mea¿ during iny imprisonnie.rt nothing That night, Sunday, we started out after dark, two men. the driver and myself. They put the goggles back on he and after another ride they left me out at Wyoming on the main highway. I had some money. They made no effort to take it from me while I was a prisoner. They didn't say anything after letting me go and it was kind of dark so I couldn't see what kind of a car was used. I landed in Wyoming early this morning and there I called my home. It was about 5:38 in the mornlntr then. Oh. yes. the men did say something when they let me out. one said "if there Is anything we can do to hcln you, Mr. Hamm, just let us know." After a little while the police came and took me homo. I never saw n newspaper while I was held prisoner and I didn't hear any conversations about any other kidnap- inps. I don't think I could find the place where I was held prisoner. I am happy to be home again. five revolvers, two bullet proof vests and 1,000 rounds of ammunition. . McGree was arrested Saturday night oh charges of drunkenness and carrying concealed weapons. Roanoke police said they had identified him through a circular from the Kansas City police department. He voiced resentment of purported confessions of his brother, and Click, who he said "squealed" on him. Shortly after his arrest, Walter McGee signed a statement which police said implicated his brother. Officers still are seeking another suspect in the McElroy kidnaping. He is Clarence Stevens. Following the arrest of Walter McGee and Click, police recovered about half of the supposed ransom money. Miss McElroy was kidnaped by two men and released about 30 hours later after having been chained to a wall in a house near Shawnee, Kan. MAY ADJOURN LONDON MEET (Continued trom rag» oaai gates last Saturday explained that the American representatives are to make no commitments until Washington has been consisted. Decisions here will all hinge on the word of vacationing President Roosevelt. The chief executive wants the domestic price level JQ reach a satisfactory height, presumably the •level of 1926, before anything Is done to halt this inflationary course. He will enter no agreement that might tie his hands for employing his authority to initiate a controlled inflation of the American currency when and if it is needed. THEIS GETS WHEAT POST. Kanras CHIan Named Chief of Prccesflnf and Marketing. Washington, June 19 (/P)—Secretary Wallace today appointed Frank A. Theis of Kansas City, Mo., as chief of the wheat processing and marketing division of the farm adjustment administration. Theis, for 20 years engaged in the grain business, will work with William I. Westervelt, of Chicago, director of processing of all commodities, Theis' post is a companion to that held by M. L. Wilson, wheat production chief. Wilson's contacts will be with the farmers and their representatives, while Theis will cany on negotiations with millers ana representatives of wheat marketing activities. Theis, born in Kansas City In 1890. Is a graduate or the University cf Kansas and was formerly president of the Kansas City board of trade. Wallace said Theis had resigned as vice president .and director of the Simonds - Shields - Lonsdale Grain company of Kansas City to accept the new position. SHOT IN GUN BATTLE. GO AFTER KIDNAP SUSPECT George McGee. Wanted In McElroy Case, Is Held In Virginia. Kansas City, June 19 (£>)—Seeking the speedy return of another suspect ¡n the recent kidnaping cf Miss Mary McElroy, two Kansas City detectives were enroute today to Roanoke, Vn., where George McGee, 21, was being held for Missouri authorities. E. C. Reppert, director of police, announced last night he had been informed that McGee. a brother of Walter McGee, alleged leader of the gang which obtained $30,000 for the release of the daughter of H. F. McElroy, city manager of Kansas City, had admitted participation in the abduction and had expressed the desire to waive extradition. Walter McGee, arrested in Texas, and Clarence Click, taken into custody here, were indicted by a federal grand jury, and face kidnaping charges drawn under state statutes which provide a death penalty for ;he offense. The Kansas City detectives, Wiliam Simpson and John Lothridge, also were instructed to question a ma nwho gave his name as Howard Elmer Wilson, 22, Mpriden. Kan. He was arrested at Lynchburg, Va., and was reported here to have been seen with McGee. Following a telephone conversation with Lynchburg jolice, T. J. HIggins, chief of detec- .ives. said he had been informed Wilson had led police to a cache containing two sub-machine guns, Concordia, June 19 (¿P)—Harold Peterson and his father-in-law, Elijah Hughes, were in critical condition here today from bullet wounds suffered in a shooting which occurred at'the Hughes home earlier Sunday morning. Officers said Peterson and Hughes engaged in a gun fight after Peterson's estranged wife refused to leave the" home of her father and accompany him. Peterson, a young farmer, who formerly lived near Bexford, was shot three times through the chest and twice Just above the hip. Hughes was shot twice through the legs. BABY DIES IN ACCIDENT. Parsons, June 19 (IP)— Ida Belle Shore, 10-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Shore of Oswego, was injured fatally today in an automobile accident near Chc- topa. The Shore automobile plunged into a ditch descending a hill. The baby's skull was fractured and she died within a few minutes after the car had overturned. Mrs. Shore, who was holding the baby in her lap, suffered a slight head injury. Shore and another daughter, Freda Marie, were uninjured. WOVT LIFT INSVHANCE BAN. Topeka, June 19 (jPt—The Kansas moratorium on life Insurance policy loans is to be continued indefinitely and without change. This was revealed today by Charles F. Hobbs, state commissioner of Insurance, after he and representatives of Kanjas life Insurance companies had held a conference with Oov. Alf M. Landon. 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  1. The Emporia Gazette,
  2. 19 Jun 1933, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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