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i NOOSELOOMS JRI'GEE SENTENCED TO BE HANGED FOR M'ELROY KIDNAPING WALTER McGEE WHEAT PAS Eight-Cent Advance, Day's Limit, Puts All Deliveries Above Dollar CHICAGO, July 27—(/B—A11 wheat deliveries swung past the dollar a bushel mark in an advance of 8 cents a bushel, the maximum permitted in one day. Sensational news concerning damage to the spring wheat crop in both the Canadian and the American Northwest brought buyers into the big wheat pit in a hurry and the opening was as much us G 5-8 cents above yesterday's close. Heavy profit-taking and some uneasiness in sympathy with reactions of security markets brought recessions at times, but these were quickly erased and the close was virtually at the dav's highest levels. All Other Grains Rise All. other grains climbed aboard the bandwagon with wheat. Oats hit the ceiling at the opening, 4 cents higher, and after receding somewhat, regained tho penk at the close. Corn was almost at the top of its allowed 5 cents advance, but receded and the ^ose \vi\s M 1-5 cents higher. ' ' May wheat climbed back to $1.15 and the July closed at 81.04. May corn was up to 72 1-4 at the close, 3-4 cent under the high. Rye scored some good gains, 6 1-2 cents a bushel on the September delivery to close at 83 cents. Tho maximum gain for the day was 7 1-2 cents. AMERICAN LEAGUE R H E Philadelphia 001 010 000—2 14 0 Boston 202 010 lOx—G 13 1 Cain, 'Miihaf t'ey and Cochrane; Rhodes and Fen-ell. New York 000 000 Washington 010 001 Ruffing and Dickey; Stewart and L. Sewell. St. Louis 10 Hi Detroit 00 000 Wells and Shea; Marberry, Fra- m-r and Hayworth. Cleveland ,'iliO Oil Chicago 100 000 Pearson and Pytiak. Gaston, Haid, Kimscy and Berry. NATIONAL LEAGUE R H E .Brooklyn 000 000 W)0—0 4 2 New York .... 000000 1.1 x—-2 8 0 Mungo and Lope/,; Hubbe.1] and Richards. 1st game— R H E Boston. 003 000 000—3 8 C Philadelphia . 000 001 MX—4 12 0 Betts, Brandt, and Hogan;. Hoi- ley, Collins and Davis. 2nd game— II H E Boston 010000000—] 52 Philadelphia . . 000 000 20x—-2 2 J Cantwi'll and Hargrave; A. Moore and Davis. Ransom Note' in Urschel Case h Viewed as Hoax Four Men Give Demand for 810,000 to Tulsa Newspaper Carrier—Family Still Waiting for Definite Approach TULSA, July 27.—(/P)—Federal detectives and police here today were investigating the report of a carrier boy for the Tulsa World, who said he had been stopped by four men in an automobile early this morning and given a "ransom note" addressed to Mrs. Charles F. Urschel, whose husband was kid- naped at Oklahoma City late Saturday night. The young carrier gave the. note, written on the back of a blank check of the Exchange National bank, Tulsa, to authorities. It stipulated ?10,000 as the ransom price. The boy said he was stopped shortly after he started his tour at 4 a. m. In the north part of the city. He said one of the men, a heavy set fellow, asked him if he wanted to "make $100," and handed the note over. Investigators were inclined to place little credence in the "ransom note." Mrs. Urshel's name was misspelled in the typewritten note, and Chief of Detectives Sim Brown told newspaper men it specified a place for delivery of the ransom. Police would not reveal the name of the newsboy, who was said to bear a good reputation, nor would they say anything else about the incident. Authorities at Oklahoma City, however, were inclined to think the four men had attempted to perpetrate a hoax. The note threatened violence if publicity were given and was signed: "One who saw you play bridge." Urschel was snatched from a bridge game at Oklahoma C»t<y last Saturday 'night, but Unit 'iv ' iu'4.i- mon knowledge. The newsboy said the men offered to give him $100 if he would appear at the same spot Friday morning. OKLAHOMA CITY, July 27—UP' —A request that the press and the public relax its close watch over the ordinary movements intermediaries and others of the household was made today by a spokesman for the family of Charles F. Urschel, kidnaped Oklahoma oil millionaire, Arthur Seeligson, attorney-associate of Urschel, said he felt too much interest in the activity about the home had been a deterrent to the kidnapers up to now, who have not sent any word to indicate whether the missing man still is safe. No New Word for Kidnapers "I realize the story is of wide interest, but I do not feel that we have done one bit of good up to now and believe we should change our tactics somewhat," said Seeligson. "We want to go about our regular business without being followed or checked too closely so the kidnappers will realize, if they are watching, that we are prepared to negotiate with them at a moment's notice and without hindrance. "We have no new word to send out to them. They have neither indicated satisfaction nor the opposite with the plans we have announced through the press, and we must hold to our present set-up until we are advised what we must do." At noon, about the time it was learned authorities in Tulsa were investigating a newspaper carrier's story that, four men early today Kansas City Jury Sets Precedent With First Verdict Carrying Death Penalty In Nation's Crusade to Stamp Out 'Snatch' Racket. IMPETUS GIVEN TO NATIONAL CAMPAIGN President and Cummings Swinging Federal Might Into Action — Two Victims, Urschel and O'Connell, Remain in Hands of Abductors. (By The Associated Press) The death penalty—first in the nation's drive to stem the wave of kidnaping—was assessed by a Kan? sas City jury today for Walter H'. McGee, ex-convict convicted of abducting Miss Mary McElroy, 25- year-old daughter of the city manager. Stirred into action by President Roosevelt, the federal government meanwhile was preparing to nip the rapidly growing nation-wide kidnap racket. Striking at organized crime in general, and abduct tions in particular, the President ordered the Department of Justice to make an intense study of th« "snatch wave" which began in March, 1932, with the kidnaping of 20-months-old Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. A super-police force, command:- od by federal authorities, is th» weapon with which Attorney Geii- eral Cummings expects to lead his attack against outlaws. Two Cases at Standstill Relatives of Charles F. Urschel, Oklahoma City oil operator, who was taken from his home Saturday night, continued their preference to deal independently with the kidnapers, and have not given authork ties any co-operation. Thai family said that so far efforts to Contact the kidnapers have been unsuccessful. A virtually similar condition exists-in the O'ConneU.-case yjO-,, days,-after John J. O'G<MinelV3r4<" was taken from his automobile In front of his home in Albany, N. "Y. County, state and federal authorities have been refused the confidence of the captive's political powerful uncles. A Death Penalty Bill A bill providing the death penalty or life imprisonment without right of parole for kidnapers who kill or mutilate their victims was passed by both houses of the California Legislature early today. Life imprisonment with possibility of parole is provided for other kid-: naping cases. Legislators appro-: priated $10,000 to be used as state; rewards for apprehension and.con-" viction of kidnapers. KANSAS CITY, July 27. Walter McGee, confessed leader of- the gang that kidnaped Miss Mary' McElroy, (laughter of City Manager H. F. McElroy, and collected $30,000 ransom, was assessed the death penalty today by a criminal court jury. Formal sentence will be passed later by Judge Allen C. Southern. The case was the first in which the extreme penalty has been assessed in the nation's crusade against kidnapers. It is one of the few in history to bring the death sentence where the victim of tht kidnaping was unharmed. The jury deliberated 3 3-4 hours last night and reached the verdict soon after resuming deliberation this morning. Although veniremen were being questioned in preparation for the selection of a jury for the trial of George McGee when the verdict (Continued on Pago Two) O'Dell Posts Bond

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  1. Miami Daily News-Record,
  2. 27 Jul 1933, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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