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COURT Husband Hammett court second court, except minor Huntsville, years on a at and Tom. thefts in two included: from Derboven minor 5. Henry Helen allowed. Clarence of plaintiff. todaywere: Company leave amended Merideth leave 12 and B. United to of on Mober-. April Curry, R-. Mau- A. H; P. Caroline Ada Ed al, P. Bolm suit answer in made a allegations the in by Circuit in which alleged did constitute plaintiff capacity that parties was costs. Jackson in Hern. Haynes al was against from Company docket. Bonding Mable Shoe to CLUB Social subject KIDNAPER SEEKS AID OFJICTIM McGee Says Miss McElroy Told Him Slie Would Do What She Could HE ASKS COURT FOR REHEARING Jury, Panel All Democrats, 11 of Them Jobholders, One of His Contentions KANSAS CITY, April 9. #-Walter H McGee, who has oeen sentenced to hang May 10 for kidnaping Miss Mary McElroy, paced in his death cell today hopeful the daughter of Kansas City's city manager would "do something" in his behalf as he said she had promised. McGee said Miss McElroy had visited him several times in the Jackson County jail. "She told me when she came she would do what she could," h e j whined. "Treated Her Like Sister" "Why I treated her like a sister while I was holding out for that moiey." Both Miss McElroy and ner father were noncommittal today. Miss McElroy frequently has expressed sympathy for McGee and his brother, George, .who is serving a life sentence in connection with the abduction. McGee's attorneys today filed application for a rehearing in the supreme court. This is the last day the request could be filed. The only other avenue of escape from the gallows would be commutation of sentence by Governor Guy B. -Park. Slight Hope McGee took slight hope when informed his attorneys had askecl for a rehearing. He told visitors he felt keenly remorseful, but realized "my only hope for life lies with them (the McElroy family) and the governor." He denied current reports an unidentified woman friend had donated $5,000 to aid his fight for commutation of his sentence, say-, ing-"he .knew no one who could Or .would donate as much as $50 to that cause. Rehearing Asked JEFFERSON CITY, April 9. --Attorneys for Walter H. McGee, under death sentence in Kansas City for the abduction of Mist Mary McElroy, today asked the State Supreme Court for a rehearing in an effort to save the first condemned kidnaper in the United States from the gallows. The court ten days ago upheld McGee's conviction ,and set the date of execution for May 10 in Jackson County's new courthouse. The application, which was filed by James M. Rader and Miss Lillie Knight, was mailed special delivery from Kansas City last night. Seyeral months ago Miss Knight personally presented McGee's appeal to the court. McGee's application for a rehearing will be taken 1 up at the next conference of Division No. 2 of the Supreme Court, it was learned today. The date for the conference has not been set, but it was indicated that it might not be held before a week or more. Reasons Listed Among the reasons assigned by the attorneys .as grounds for reconsideration is a contention that the decision of the court was in conflict with prior decisions. It was contended that McGee's counsel during his trial "failed to protect the rights of the defend-, ant" in many ways. Among these were: Failure to offer any objection "either written or verbal to the jury panel notwithstanding it was made up of Democrats." Failing to object to the misconduct of the trial court in its prejudicial attitude throughout the trial. In failing to offer objection to the vicious closing argument of Prosecutor O'Hern, although he went entirely outside the record and called upon the jurors to make an example of the defendant, and to make their homes safe by their verdict, ' to protect their children, and to stop kid- naping, and expressed his personal opinion as to the guilt of the (Continued on Fage 4) points, Moberly was choral contests with Columbia. sang winning honor several they group, compete by the The praised diction, The Louis, State -Association; voice College, Murphy, the largest federation. The 100-voice class, of the Sovereign Mrs. and received NO OF --The work should of places. The committee and both As the 3.2 communities Ozark Louis, large In conferees of Sunday not be dealers communities The organizations in more was Park 9 Park citizens Missouri on May people to of and and and Ask to the today and Commerce The -presented P. manufacturer. He president cancel no with When president impose hours

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 09 Apr 1935, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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