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 - JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI, of a spiritualists...
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI, of a spiritualists day; Recover $1,795 Hidden In Fruit Jar at K. C. Lumber Yard when Mrs. filed group J. GJ O W N E R SAID TO R F . in! to A FRIEND OF McGEE business told Mrs gave the be the man, over the increase as pretended" to by other lookout They here in a reported the the however, Police Become Suspicious on Learning of McGee's Frequent Visits KANSAS CITY, June 6--(AP) --Warrants charging the kid- naping of Mary McElroy, prepared under the state law providing death as the maximum penalty, were issued today against Walter H. McGee, Clarence Click, In custody, Clarence Stevens and McGee, fugitives. McGee and Click were ar raigned before Louis Maruch and their preliminary hearing were held and George KANSAS CITY, June 6-AP)-Police announced the arrest today of Bernard Ellsworth, 43, a dealer m used lumber, for questioning in force today, shock. disturbance centered congressman candidacy new in in and the recovery from his lumber yard of $1,795 which they described as a. navt r.f *,,, *on nn ~ Bribed as a ransom money. of the $30,000 M TM Hlg jp ns ' chief of detectives, ^ Elkworth had disclosed to him the hiding place O f the money m fruit jars buried in a pile of cinders m the lumber yard, after hav- busin^ss 1 questioned at his Place of Police said they arrested Ellsworth Saturday and released him re-arrested him Sunday and again released him. H e denied participation m the kinaping, or any know- Higgins said was was prosecution on a he accused time Fred was attorneys, rumors on private Dr the be ,. . . * . -- * · -" -».*it3tj, IliO v the lumber dealer explained he'. WHa holding the mon%;-for - a ' younger brother who lives: in Kansas City, Higgins said that approximately $16.000 of the $30.000 paid for the release of Miss McElroy now has been recovered. Higgins said investigation of Ellsworth came about because police '· had learned that Walter McGee and Clarence Click, held as principals in the plot, had been frequent visitors at his lumber yard in recent months. Miss McElroy today promised the prosecution she would do anything in her power to help them end kid- naping. The daughter of City Manager H F. McElroy, who fainted when she returned to view her basement orison and who has been bombarcl- All be Secretary today new here. The Printing organized local William Supreme The paid. "TSe said. held next whatsoever company Brown its business bidder." It and purchase were Mr. company Hammond on floor taken Printing .. ~ floor, Bowlmg in the July 4 ed by critical letters from all parts of the country for statements she made upon her release, issued today what she said would be her last public statement, outside of court, on the case. She explained her first thought after release was for her threatened family end friends, which led her to emphasize "what humor there was to the situation.' Her statement: "I would do anything in my power to prevent a similar experience from happening to anyone else. While I was held by the kidnapers. I believed it to be known only by them, my father, brother and myself. The men made me feel sure that though I was being held for ransom. I would not be personally harmed. I was grateful for their attempts to comfort me. 'When I was released, however, and learned that the story was known, my first thought Tas to emphasize what humor there was to the situation to relieve the anxiety of my family and friends. "Soon I realized that the most terrifying part was the fear of many people that a like . exlperience might come to them or their children. Now I am determined that this case must be handled in such a way that it will warn others that kidnaping is one of the crimes which will not be tolerated ed. "As I understand it, the case is now in the hands of the federal and state prosecuting agents I know they will handle it well" 6-^ up -- brought a number The extensive spread Weather most of Thunderstorms, northern The Conklin, seeking Wichita, boy Lake 77, and S. The Omaha where yesterday's today. four record Even relief at sleeping beaches sufferers. The terror the boy member of escaped boy, Earl 12, but pull Pleasant extreme they relief MERCURY -- North degrees

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  1. Jefferson City Post-Tribune,
  2. 06 Jun 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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