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/MIAMI, OKLA/; SUNDATT, ..t^.f. ._ L_ , 1^ .__ ., .. .., j , , t eccentric on afterward bomb "friend 1 experiment 12 one persons 29. , .. a Lee degree, Saturday on which our and Hag wai * J. Bolen, county argument on f ' before report most attempting .and that "announced -would "at the over death for penitentiary. 59-year- was at is the e Collingsworth«was-the/ - chief shot to- testifying shooting young of had the and he by «om- ra- present .. Holland being make short TUNNEL LEADS TO LIBERTY FOR; ; JIVE CONVICTS McAlester, Quintet Escapes Along Route Dug by Craig County Life Termer HOUNDS FAIL IN CHASE Prison /Officials Estimate ;W,eeks of Toil Were ^ Required for Task "M'ALESTER, Okla., Dec. 14-^- (#>—With'the trail of five escaped convicts v " from the state penitea' 1 - tiary, lost' at Krebs, a few mile? east' of ( here, hope dwindled tonight tonight for, '• immediate capture of any bfr'th.6 fugitives. The 'prisoners- 'prisoners- fled late 'yesterday through a tunhel; .22'feet long, "dug 'under, the'north wall of -.the prison v <?,- g§ From' Krebs,' where' bloodhounds lost" the scent,* the five rnen\w(' believed tp,»have made ,their>"g * i *vay f inta' stblen-trtfcfc.'' ' * 'Atternnting to > track, the -' truck out''of- Kj^ebs., the pursuers , came upon' ( "a> jwreckfd tmck^ near-'thfe; Arkansas\lihe,' 'a short distance' fronvPoteau; which "at first was" beliqved.'tb'be-the stolen vehicle.' Investigating^ > they ' found / lh'« bodies "of*two negroes, *who had been,Jdlled,»in 'the -wreck, beneath the 'machinte. All' of the fugitive, convipts.'were. white men. It sub-r sequently\was established that'the truck,was"-:not the one stolen at, Kreba.'. f?! > Required Weeks of Toil a •The'tunnel, which" led from the foot of an^elevator shaft in a ne>v industrial building, under construe; tipn,was declared -by prison authori itjesi to represent the most elaborate elaborate escape plot ever devised at the .institution. • Digging of the passage-was estimated«t& have required required weeks of patient toil. Belief ,'was • expressed by prison officials that not more than one of''the iive fugitives had a part inj digging the tunnel. They, apjmr-i ently learned of it and took ad-' yantage ,of the cajefully .planned^ plot of other prisoners, it was, b«£ [ieved\by the ^ authorities. " 'JsSsyl Nonei.of the five men -excepj; James Fletcher, serving a life sen-- lence from Craig county for muri* ler, had an opportunity to know o£ ihe tunnel, or aid*in its construe*, ;ion, officials said." 'They.were un-i der guard constantly while emJ i>loyed*'in .ere'ction of the industrials building; and could not ha,v^ gotten, aw.ay 'eyen to, work a short <wh.Ue; in the underground passage 1 , ,jt was -said. Fletcher,- on the othm- band, operated'an elevator in the buil^ing.r'and,'officials pointed cut, rcusfjiave had knowledge of the Sunnel since-it led-frOm the bottom bottom of the elevator shaft. " ,TJie opinion was advanced that Fletchet haft ' apprised the- four other man- of-the tunnel.- , ' Ed Young, one of * the escaped men, serving a life ter m from Comanche county for murder, had ;scaped once before and was at iberty six- years before being recaptured recaptured in Louisiana. His prison record shows he escaped the first lime on Friday, the thirteenth in May, 1921, _was captured on Friday Friday the thirteenth in February, 1927, and escaped 'the second time on Friday the thirteenth in December, December, 1929, The three other escaped prisoners prisoners were: Allison Ivey, serving a life sen- :ence from Craig county for murder. murder. Herbert Mooney, serving a two- year sentence from Oklahoma county- for- burglary. J. C. Clnirman, serving a 25-year sentence from Oklahoma county for robbery. 1 one •was Ottawa old "at Thursday 1 10 tha into as abrasions of ; Dan the. Thursday to 4 with Long 3p Lonjif :ers teejt - from on one joat ng officers, night 11 Officers mck one He running. lis

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  1. Miami Daily News-Record,
  2. 15 Dec 1929, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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