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Price, Five Cento Verdict Of Death In Kidnaping Case Returned By Jury its the door administration of so of do his in he time for his some VETERINARIAN FLIES TO TREAT CANINE PATIENT Haven, Me., July 27. (fP) —Summoned by long distance telephone, Dr. Irving Cashell, Washington veterinarian, completed a hurried 700- mile flight from the nation's capital tonight to treat one of his canli>e patients. Balkaah, prize winning samoyed. S. Sidney C. Graves, distant cousin of President Roosevelt and owner of the animal, requested the veterinarian to rush by airplane to the Graves summer home. Dr. Cashell left the Washington- Hoover airport at 6 a. m., changing planes at Newark, Boston and Rockland, and arrived here in an amphibian plane. Graves said Dr. Cashell would remain here until the dog was out of danger, "possibly three or four days," he added. Walter McGee, Leader Of Mary McElroy Abductors, Faces Death On Noose GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS SUPER-POL ICE FORCE Illinois Governor Calls Meet Of Police Authorities To Draw Line Of Defense Against Snatchers; Families Of Two Victims Await Word ILlftCE DEC IDES ON IJJICURE Decides To Go Ahead With Program Without Waiting For Agreement; Amount Allotted To Each State the signing. the the 15,000 last did officials appeal jobs now campaign the 70,000,000 each and over most support was City, Washington, July' 27 (#>)—Thu Roosevelt administration decided today to go ahead with its domestic wheat program without waiting for an international gruin agreement. Simultaneously with the recess of the London wheat conference, Secretary Wallace announced the amounts that each state and county would be allotted to grow next year of the 456,198,588 bushels of wheat that has been estimated as the amount that will be needed for domestic, consumption. Wallace eaid that within ten days he would proclaim the percentage of acreage reduction that would be required of farmers in order to qualify for benefit payments of up to $136,000,000 under the voluntary domestic allotment plan. Previously, he ahd announced that Tie would require, an acreage reduction up to a maximum of 20 percent with the final figure to await the. outcome of the London wheat conference. After that meeting recessed today until August 21, he refused to express an opinion as to the prospects of an international agreement being reached later. The allotment for each farmer will be worked out on the basis of the production his farm has averaged over the last three years. REGULATIONS AGAINST GOLD EXPORT EASED Code Washington, July 27. (^P)—Relaxing slightly the stringent regulations against exporting gold from the United States, the treasury decided today that gold and gold concentrates could be sent abroad. A while earlier, Attorney B'eneral Cummings told newspapermen that gold hoarders who refused to return their metal to tha government in response to a presidential order would be prosecuted within three weeks. In answering questions from gold producers, the treasury agreed to the relaxation but held that smelted and Imperfectly refined gold could not be shipped abroad without violating the president's embargo order. In an opinion submitted to the By The Associated Press A death verdict and determined action by state and federal governments developed Thursday as deterrents to kidnapers. A Kansas City jury decided that Walter McGee, a former convict, should die for the leadership he confessed in the kidnaping of Mary McElroy for $30,000 ransom. Attorney General Cummings at Washington said the sentence showed "how people feel about the problem." Federal authorities were making plans for a "super-police force," requested by President Roosevelt, to combat the crime. Gov. Henry Homer of Illinois called a conference of all police authorities and prosecutors In the state to draw up a line of defense. Families of two men still held by kidnapers — Charles F. Urschel. of Oklahoma City, and John J. O'Connell Jr.. of Albany, N. Y.—etill awaited word. New federal complaints charging Roger Touhy and three other Chicago gangsters with kidnaping William Hamm Jr., St. Paul brewer, were drawn in Milwaukee in case the arrange bond on existing warrants. In Chicago delegates attending international conventions of police and private detective associations suggested that international cooperation be enlarged to help in speedy arrests in crimes of international na- • ture. George Peine. 30. son of a well-to- do Garnett, Kan., farmer, told fed- oral authorities at Claremore, Okla., that he was kidnaped in Garnett on July 19, kept captive three days while a $3,000 ransom demand was made upon his father. DEATH SENTENCE Kansas City, July 27. (ff>) — A smash at. the kidnaping racket—the first death verdict—was delivered today by a Missouri jury which convicted Walter McGee, confessed leader in the $30,000 ransom kidnap- ing of Miss Mary McEllroy, The 25-year-old victim, daughter of City Manager H. F. McElroy, her father and Attorney General Cummings in Washington and other officials engaged in the nation-wide crusade to stamp out kidnaping and racketeering, hailed the verdict as one that would put a check on abductions. "I hope this will help to prevent future kldnapings," said Miss Me?•Elroy, who hod identified McGee from the witness atand. "This ia the first verdict in the> United States of death in a kidnap- ing case," County Prosecutor T. A. J. Mastin commented. "It will be a wonderful benefit not only to Jack(Turn To Pago Eight)

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 28 Jul 1933, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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