Taylor Douthitt to wed. Oct 14, 1929
CUPID SCORES ON HIT MADE BY ST. LOUIS BALL PLAYER WITH KANSAS CITY GIRL Condemned Man Wants Leader To Hang, Too Lamar, Colo,, Oct. 12.—-George J. Abshier, Lamar bank robbfer, who must hang for the murder of An. N. Parrish, president, in the "scarlet raid" on the first National Bank, here May 23, 1928, is ready to die, but he has one last wish. A'bshier is determined that Ralph Fleagle, leader of the gang that robbed the bank and killed four men, will hang, too, he said today. A jury last night decreed death on the gallows for Abshier. Ralph Fleagle, through his confession, brought all the other bandits, except "Little Jake" Fleagle, to justice and in return officials have promised Ralph they will not ask the death penalty in his case. Abshier, Ralph Fleagle and How- .-ard Royston all entered pleas of guilty to murder in district court here recently, but under a Colorado statute a jury must decide whether fhe men will hang or be sentenced to life imprisonment. Man Killed Five Hours Before Wedding Hour Mount Pleasant, la., Oct. 12.— ••George Windham, salesman, lay dead here tonight and plans .for his wedding this afternoon were forgotten by all save Mary Caulk, who was Taylor Douthitt, Cardinal Fiel der, and Anna Jane Shelton to Wed. Taylor L. Douthit, center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, won the admiration of Miss Anna Jane Shelton, 4906 Westwood road, twd years ago in St. Louis when he swung his mighty bat to aid the Cardinals to victory in a baseball game. The meeting which followed the baseball game will culminate today in the marriage of the Cardinal batsman and Miss Shelton at the First Baptist church, 2310 Lhiwood boulevard, Kansas City. The coilple obtained a marriage license Friday morning,, Douthit giving his age as 28 and Miss Sheldon, 27. The marriage ceremony will be performed at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon by Dr. A. Ray Petty, the new pastor of the church. Miss Sheldon, a graduate of the University of Kansas in 1926, was introduced to her fiance following the St. Louis game two years ago by her brother-in-law,, Wendell T. Meredith, with whom she makes her home. From this meeting grew the romance which resulted in their engagement. Douthit is a graduate of the University of California, class of 1923. While in the university he was captain of the baseball team. He went directly from college to join the Cardinals. He was "leadoff" man in the Cardinal lineup last season. Douthitt is a former Newton <county boy, nephew of Mr. Sam Reynolds of Neosho.