Clipped From The Emporia Gazette
in ordinance to by be inspector Hill out to was he to by ordinance. kidnaper Gets a Slay of Execution Missouri Governor Grant? Reprieve Reprieve Until May 3 i to Waiter Waiter McGee. HOPE IN COURTS State Supreme Court Takes Final Final Action Against Man Condemned Condemned in McElroy Case. Jefferson City, MO., May 7 ÚF)— Gov. Guy B. Park today granted Walter McGee, kidnapers of Miss Mary McElroy scheduled to be ianged in Kansas City Friday, a toy of execution until May 31. The governor's action was taken i few minutes after McGee's fight o escape the gallows apparently cached the end of the trail in Mls- soiu'i's courts when the supreme court, division No. -'. ruled against aim in two proceedings. "I am granting McGee a stay of execution until May 31 In order to study the cose and go over the records." records." Park said. The court denied a motion for the transfer of McGee's case to the su- ¡ireme court en btinc and refused a request for the appointment of a special commissioner to take depositions. depositions. McGee, who abducted Miss McElroy McElroy in 1933, was the first kidnaper kidnaper to receive the death penalty in the United States. Pleas for commutation of McGee's McGee's sentence have been made to ov. Guy B. Park by Miss McElroy, who sold that in pleading for the kidnaper's life she also was plead- ng for her own peace of mind. McGee's McGee's sister, Mrs. Alberta Brewer of Kansas City, and his woman attor- ley, Miss Lillie Knight. The governor governor has not indicated when he will make known his decision. Miss McElroy, daughter of H. P. vicElroy, city manager of Kansas City, was held prisoner 29 hours and released unharmed upon payment of $30,000 ransom. internationally in to Prisoncr Yells with Joy. Kansas City. May 7 (/?)—Walter McGee, who was but three days away from the gallows, received with a whoop of joy today the news that Gov. Guy B. Park had given him a 3-wecks stay of execution. McGee, listening dolefully to his tiny radio set. was told by Sheriff Thomus Bash of the stny. "I'm awful glad," McGeo lold the sheriff when his first yell of joy had ceased to MÍJ.' through the cellblock. cellblock. "I hope to hear more good news soon." McGcc, condemned kidnaper of Miss Mary McElroy, was to have been hanged early Friday Friday morning. "You know." he told Bash. "I'll be 30 years old on May 28 and I sure hope the governor gives me birthday present."