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on asserted. our the be, the the S. He any believes his of in A. he do of to Is CUCK CONVICTED IN M'ELROY CASE Eight-Year Term Given to Third Person Guilty Of Kidnaping (By the Associated Press.) Kansas City, Dec 8^— Clarence Click today was convicted by a Jury of participating, in the kidnaping of Miss Mary- McElroy, daughter of City M^anager Henry P. McEh^y, and was sentenced to eight years in the state penitentiary. The eight-year sentence was fixed by the Jury, and- will stand unless the trial Judge should decide to set it aside. Click is the tiiird person to be found guilty as one of the McElroy kidnapers. Walter McGee, characterized by officers as the leader, is under death sentence, and George McGee, a ybunger brother, has been sentenced to life Imprisonment. , Conviction of Click brings to five ithp number of persons convicted of kidnaping here in the last year and a half. One has been given death, three life terms and the fifth, Click, eight years. The other two given life terms were Martin Deputy, allias Depew, and Walter Warner, who pleaded guilty to kidnaping Mrs Nell Q. Donnelly, millionaire garment manufacturer. Click was accused of renting the farm bungalow near Shawnee, Kas., where Miss McElroy was imprisoned in the basement, chained to a wall, for 29 hours after she was abducted from her home last May 27. Officers said the house was locate^l after Click's - arrest by an address written on,an electric service der posit slip-found in his pocket. He also was accused of sharing in the ransom and burying his part on his brother's farm near LaCygne, Kas., where it later was uneartlied. He was arrested in Kansas City June 1, the same day that Walter McGee was taken into, custody at Amarillo, Tex. McGee's death penalty verdict was returned by a Jury last July 27. George McOee was arrested June 17 at Roanoke, Va. A Jury convicted him November 4 and compromised on a life sentence after standing 11 to 1 for the death penalty. Two nien, one of whom pretended to be delivering a package from a drug store, entered the McElroy home as Miss McElroy jwas.. taking a bath. Displaying pistols, they shouted outside the closed door for her to dress hurriedly then took her 8 way in a motor car. In the early negotiations with her father, both by telephone and in letters which they compelled her to write, the kidnapers at first demanded $60,000 but yielded to McElroy's pleas that he could pay only $30,000. Carrying two roses which she said her captors gave her. Miss McElroy was released jat a golf dub after her father met representatives of the abductors on a lonely road. "Tliey tireated me wonderfully,'^ she said at first. At ,the trials of the defendants, howeVeri she told of being chained to the wall and of being ordered to disrobe prior to her release in order to satisfy her captors that she was carrying nothtog away which later imight be used In tracing them. She declined to obey, saying she would "die first." Clarence Stevens, accused of being the fourth man involved in the abduction, never has been arrested. Hoey Mkkes Social Register. New York, Dec 8. (AP)—Senator the an of to chairman . county Dorothy Bill the will of dark had candidates. composed of college Utical the elect delegates, two what convention^ and what about many knows which United toi nocturnal Allen from this one result handled fly the support secret, He associates however, hands may power- At to influential over ballots.

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  1. Iola Daily Register And Evening News,
  2. 08 Dec 1933, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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