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for use or and $15 for in answering the mile from the charge lor charge neighbor- McEROY KIDNAPER'S IS GRANTED STAY equip " Hanging- Scheduled Friday, Postponed Until May 31, repairs on system on j. j Abuse Irrrrrnrm sale" j WfiUUP anal and j By Governor Park.- JOY FROM McGEE citizens cinders instructed violations is covered Willott's here Junio; carni donate post of which residents dogs used noises, conditions the of thau the salaries ana ordered to meet CITY. May 7 Guy B; Park todav granted Walter McGee. kidnaper of Miss Mary McElroy scheduled to be hanged in Kansas City Friday, a stay of execution until May 31. The governor's action was taken a few- minutes after McGee's fight to escape the gallows apparently reached the end of the trail in Missouri's courts when the supreme court, division No 2 ruled against him in two proceedings. "I am granting McGee a stay of execution until May 31 in order to study the case and go over the records," Park said. Denies New Motion The court denied a motion for the transfer of McGee's case to the supreme court enbanc and refused a request for the appointment of a special commissioner to take depositions. McGee, who abducted Miss McElroy in 1933, was the first kidnaper to 2'eceive the death penalty in the United States. Pleas for commutation of McGee's sentence have been made to Gov. Guy B. Park by Miss McElroy, who said that in pleading for the kidnaper's life she also was ^leading for her own peace of mind, McGee's sister, Mrs. Al- a at , . - berta Brewer of Kansas City, atid lis woman attorney. Miss Lillie Knight. The governor has not in,, tnc j dicated when he will make known his decision. of worn and to meet and oft and moath- workers salary 5125. §150 a as he salaries ef- His "Only Hope" McGee has said he regards Miss McElroy's efforts in his behalf as his "only hcpe" of escaping the gallows By ah unanimous decision, the supreme court, division No. 2 affirmed the death sentence March 30. finding chat the "evidence sufficiently substantiates the verdict of guilty" and. that the "record proper discloses no error." More recently the court denied a j motion for a rehearing. Miss Knight, who told Governor Park the sentence was "unusuallv harsh" and "due to passion and prejudice against the defendant," has indicated she will carry the case to the United States Supreme Court. The Victim's Plea Convinced that McGee's death sentence "has served to warn men like him that kidnaping is a serious and dangerous crime to contemplate," Miss McElroy said that "through punishing a guilty man. Cox the appointed T. was Bows. Buter chairman, chairman, P. Allen. Retiring chairman, silver dows. men payroll dollars mint. ot s victim v/ili be made to suffer ! -p to ac- eciualJv." adding ; J! AJCM remain addition equally," ^ "He would even have this advantage: He would not have to CContinued On Page Four)" on the

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 07 May 1935, Tue,
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