Clipped From The Emporia Gazette
— sen* gold big sails of and The by e- NUMBER 208 A Kidnaper Must Hang, Says Court Missouri Supreme Court Seals Fate of Walter McGee, Abductor of Mary McElroy. EXECUTION DATE MAY 10 Will Die on Gallows in Kansas City Jail—One of Ac~»m- plices Still at Large. UP Year polls issues a and Kansas would for Jefferson City, Mo., March 30 (/p) —Walter H. McGee, the first person bo be sentenced to death in the united States for kidnaping, must pay with his life for the ransom abduction nearly two years ago of Mary McElroy, daughter of the city manager of Kansas City, the Missouri supreme court decreed today. The court held that the "proof sufficiently substantiates the verdict of guilty," and that the "record proper discloses no error." "Therefore," wrote Commissioner Walter H. Bohling, whose opinion was unanimously adopted, "the judgement is approved." The court set the execution for May 10 in the Jackson county jail at Kansas City Hanging is the method of execution to Missouri. Miss McElroy was abducted from her south side home about noon late in May 1933, held fot nearly 30 hours in the basement of a farm house hi Wyandotte county, Kansas, and released on payment of $30,000 ransom by her father. H. F. McElroy. Walter McGee, leader of the kidnapers, was the only one of those convicted to receive the extreme penalty. Clarence Stevens, one of the accused abductors, still is at large. George McGee, brother of Walter McGee, is serving a life sentence in the Missouri penitentiary. Clarence Click to serving an 6-year «entenoe.