Clipped From The Emporia Gazette
- of the American Legion. TO PLEAD FOR KIDNAPER Mary McElroy To Atk Governor to Spare Life cf Walter McGee. Kansas City. April 24 (7P)—] McEroy, brtinet. daughter of City Manager H. F. McElroy, said today that she would make a personal appeal tomorrow to Gov. Ouy B. Park for the commutation of the death sentence awaiting her kidnaper, Walter McGee. Miss McElroy said she and her fa:her will drive to Jefferson City tcmorrow mornini; and will present her appeal to him sometime before nc.cn. Miss McElroy indicated she would aURccst 'hat justice would be served and her own life mads eaiier if McGee's death sentence— .-o! for execution on May 10—were made life imprisonment. Both Miss McElroy and her iaüicr have steadfastly refused to comment on the case in any way while it was before the co'.trts. McGee. in Jackson county Jail r ero. bur.'t, into happy laughter when told that Miss McElroy is Ecing to Jefferson City to plead for Ins life. "I cert:!:n;.v hop? her all the luck in the v.vrld," the kidnaper said. "She outriit to be able to do some rrood." McGre mid that as Miss McElroy wa, the victim in the kidnap plot, "her wishes ought to be law." John Kellcy. the deputy sheriff en Mi-Gee's death watch, joked w!:!i :hr condemned man. "We'll make a pood Democrat n:r r.i y;,.i yet." Kcllcv said, and Maiee Hiiswrcd, "I've always been Jefferson City. April 25 ITPi—The supreme- court. Division No. 1. today denied a rehearing to Walter H. McGcc. under sentence to be ha need in Kansas City May 10 for the kidnaping nearly two years ago of Miss Mary McElroy. daughter of the city manager of Kansas City. The court did not comment on its action in denying McGee's application for a rehearing. Since Division No. 1, by its dcci- Mnn. held in effect that no points had been raised for transfer of the case to the court en blanc. it was rrrtnrrterl as unlikely that there would be further legal proceedings in the court. One lecal pathway still lay ahead for McGee's attorneys—an appeal to the United States supreme court. McGee. who has said Miss McEl- vny promised to help him, also may appeal to Gov. Guy B. Park. Miss McElroy was unharmed. Her i lieid 2S hours in a basement of a ¡uval home near Kansas City.