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Clear, roads good. Sallm: Cloudy, roads good. SEEKS DEATH PENALTY Extmne Punishment Planned for McElroy Kidnapers. Kansas City, June 5 (¿P)—"Death and nothing less" is the punishment T. A. J. Mastín, county prosecutor, will ask for the kidnapers of Mary McElroy. He made this determined announcement a s Walter H. McGee, 28-year-old former convict, and Clarence Click, confessed leaders in the plot were being brought to nls office for the filing of charges. "I will never consent to let McGee and Click or any of the actual kidnapers plead guilty and receive a sentence of li/e imprisonment," he continued. 'he other actual kidnapers, named in the confessions attributed to McGee and Click, are George McGee, brother of the principal and Clarence Stevens, fugitives. The prosecutor said he intended to ask lor the extreme penalty In the case when the kidnapers go to trial. "The only way to stamp out kid- naping," Mr. Mastín said "is to invoke the law which calls for the extreme penalty of death. If the court and jury will cooperate with me, some headway will be made in fighting this terrible menace of our homes." Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Gilbert and Mr/ and Mrs. Win dell Johnson, ar- tested with Walter McGee in Anm- -tílío, Texas, anC.Jindlcted Saturday, by a federal grana'jury, today were released by the Kansas City police department. T. J. Higgins, chief of detectives, said the police will pay their fare back to Oklahoma, where they became involved in the events of the kidnaping by starting on a "joy ride" into Texas with McGee. D. E. Vetterli, department 01 justice, bureau of investigation, said the government would ask dismissal of the indictment against the couple. "Kidnapers are no respectare of persons," the prosecutor added as he awaited McGee and Click. "If they will take the daughte: of the city manager, they will in< vade any home. For that reason will do all in my power to have these ktdna; ers hanged. All the energies of .ny office will be in thx At At At St. A.t has f le he x y Abo Starr, Leavenworth JunS dealer, held in connection with alleged deals for cars obtained by the kidnapers, and Lucille Cates former wife of Walter McGee, were sent io the prosecutor witu McGee anc Click. not an the post last

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  1. The Emporia Gazette,
  2. 05 Jun 1933, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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