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by de- A! re as on in industry early ago Humphries, since was a Kansas City J ury First in the Nation to Assess the Extreme Sentence f j VERDICT "GIVEN AFTEK' 4-HOUR DELIBERATION, Victim of Gang Hopes It Will Help Prevent Further Kidnapings j KANSAS CITY, July 27 --, Walter McGee, confessed leader og AT 6 J aD8: that kidn aped Miss Mary McElroy, daughter, of City AlaSJ Iff H- F - McElroy, and collected 530,000 ransom, was assessed the Walter McGee BAPTISTS ACCEPT LAMB RESIGNATION No Comment at Meeting; Church Also Cancels Plans for Convention Here TO HAVE NEW PASTOR SOON AS POSSIBLE The resignation of Dr. E. V. Lamb, who resigned last week from a 15-year pastorate at the First Baptist Church, was accept- c ·' last night at a meeting of mem* bers at the church. The resignation takes effect immediately with his salary continuing until August The First Baptist members last night decided also to cancel their Formal sentence will be passed later by Judge Allen C. Southern! hC * case was the first « whicH extreme penalty has been as, 1 ? -/ he nation ' 3 crusade, kidnapers, and is one ofi the few in history to bring the drath sentence where the victini J? e Raping was unharmed. The jury deliberated three and summg deliberations this morning, The jury interrupted the trial oC HcGee's brother George, facing charge, to render its ve£ Shows No Kmotlon e Sh0wed no em °tion what* when he heard the foreman of the jury announce the accused £ « p s,"jl, 0b « Brandishing weapons, two kidnapers, alleged by the state M have been McGee 'and Ciarenca Stevens, forced their way i McE roy home May 2V as McElroy was taking- a bath ,i° ut ., of th?re or rn' the door," one of the inH DI tne invitatioa to ,010. Missouri Baptist Slate Association to hold their an- nusi meeting here this October. State officers have been notified of the change in plan. The resignation was accepted without comment. The only discussion last night concerned the convention plans. A. B. Chamier was selected as moderator of the membership meeting, which was well attended, the auditorium being filled. He stated '· "Get a dress on, do. "We're going to kidnap you ·« aid the leader, identified by .iTYll* o r, "\/T *+./** itfrv ** We arc Chained to Dungeon Wall ' ricd TM* was hur-« She ted the purposes of the meet-1 was r °rced to sit on the floor a. , being to take action on the I ap robe ov cr her head. The k'id- resignation of Dr. Lamb which vas received several days ago and ;o decide vvhether to entertain the state associatioa this fall. T. J. errill, church clerk, was secretary of the meeting. After reading the resignation ot Dr. Lamb, it was put to a vote and resulted in the resignation being accepted. It becomes effective immediately but Dr. Lamb's salary wMl continue until August 1. Lamb's Resignation The copy o£ his resignation is as follows: "Colorado Springs, Colo., Julv 17, 1933: "First Baptist Church: "Moberly, Mo. "Dear Brethren: "Believing it to. be for the best interests of our church which I love dearer than life, I hereby tender my resignation as pastor to take effect August first or at such time as will please you. "Praying that you will work harmoniously in every undertaking, that no factions or bitterness may ever exist among you, and (Continued from Pago 7) MES JSZS negotiations were opened n n*h- r father - At his request nothing was carried in the newspapers until he had arranged Tor her safe release thirty hours later Informed McElroy could not pay more, the kidnapers accepted 530 000 ransom. McEiroy personally turned over the money to the ab- Ormnf, r~~° ~ --"'^ Wyandotto county, Kansas road Immediately after Miss McElroy appeared unharmed but in an extremely nervous state at the MU- burn golf and country club, an intensive police search got under $68 a Pupil Roanoke; Bid for from All Districts Last year only about half or the guaranteed amounts war* guaranteed amounts were available, because of decreased state revenues. Slight increase in revenues is expected this year. The Moberly Figures Moberly district's school for the coming year was computed on a total enrollment of 1,727 white and 183 negro grade school pupils, and 633 white and negro high school students. . . the ° rade sch °°l students enrolled, two were non-resident pupils, while 48 white and 14 negro school students were nonresidents. The average daily resident grade school attendance during the year 1,469.4 white pupils and 141.9 negroes. The average daily nonresident grade school attendance whites was 1.7 pupils. The average daily resident high school attendance was 544 white pupils '^'i A. Tmo-T*nrtc; r PVtrt ^.,.^,^-t. way. A tip brought McGee under suspicion. Interception of a telegram at Leavenworth, Kas. which, dealt with plans to trade a motor car, resulted in McGee's arrest at Amarillo, Tex., June I The same day Clarence Click ar ^ sted in Kan sas City, Kas.. and McGee's brother, George later was arrested at Roanoke, Va Both, face trial on kidnaping charges More than half the ransom was recovered from the three men arrested. Demanded She Disrobe At the trial, Miss McElroy disclosed that just prior to her release the kidnapers demanded Slac she disrobe, saying they wished to make certain she was not carryinir ·away any evidence which might serve police in identifying them. when she insisted she "would rather die than do that," the dfi- mand was not pressed. Acting in an advisory capacity. Joseph B. Keenan, special assistant United States attorney general, aided in the prosecution Federal indictments were returned against the McGee brothers and Click because Miss McElroy was taken from Missouri to Kansas by the kidnapers. In .he closing arguments, John V. Hill, for the state, branded McGee as a type of criminal which, should be put away from society. "Think of taking this girl from her home to a vci.'table dungeon and holding her 30 hours," he said, "chained like an animal to the wall and in the meantime demanding 560,000 for her release." Hopes It Will Stop Crime Informed at her home that the 35.4 negroes. The average i death penalty had been assessed attendance of non-resident school students was 44.3 and 11.3 negroes. For the coming year the school district has employed 74 white S negro teachers. Grade i (Continued PJ, jfage 5), ] against McGee, Miss McElroy said: "I hope this will help prevent further kidr.apinjrs." Ralph T. Harding, defense attorney, requested Judge Allen C. .(Continued oa Page 121

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 27 Jul 1933, Thu,
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