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departments $11; S2,- McElroy Kidnaper Is Granted Stay CContinued From Page 1)' think about his execution afterwards." Miss McElroy, daughter of H. F. McElroy, city manager of Kansas City, was kidnaped f-om her home there Mav 27, 1933. and released about 30 nours later after her father had paid $30,000 ransom, one-half the amount origin- ally'demanded. 13r testimony clinciiert the staie'a case against McGee and other defendants. McGee's brother, George McGee, is serving a life sentence, and Clarence Click p.n uight-year senie^ce. A fourth de- lendant, Clareuce Stev.ens, has not been apprelipuded McGee ?-'j-de Happy KANSAS C1T7, May 7 (.P) -Walter McGee. who was but three days away from the gallows, received with a whDop of joy today the news that Governor Guy B. Park had given him a three-weeks stay of execution. McGee, listening dolefully to his tiny radio- set ,was told by Sheriff Thomas Bash of the stay. "I'm awful glad." McGee told ^ e sheriff when his first yell of joy had ceased to echo through the cell-block. "I hope to hear more good news soon." McGee, condemned kidnaper of Miss Mary McElroy, was to have been hanged early Friday morning. "You know," he told Bash, "I'll be 30 years old oa May 28 and I sure hope the governor gives a birthday present." Swiftly he counted on his fingers and discovered that the new date set for his execution is May 31. "But I wish he'd give it to me belore my. birthday," he added.