Clipped From The Mason City Globe-Gazette

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a ROB ANO KIDNAP STOREKEEPERS Two Armed Men Tie Victims of Harper Robbery to Jtate Park-Treei OSKALOOSA, Aug. 31. Two armed men last night kidnaped N. Sondag, 62, and his son, K. D. Sondag, 30, Harper storekeepers after after robbing them of more than $300. The Sondags were taken 35 miles in a car to Keomah State park near here and tied to trees with a clothesline. They managed to free themselves and notify officials early early today. Pleading that they had been in an accident, the bandits aroused the storekeepers and gained admittance to the building. They forced the fa ther and son to open the safe and took $300 in cash and f 1,500 in postal postal savings certificates. i A man, bound hand and foot, was slumped in the back seat of the car into which they were forced, the Sondags said. The younger Sondag first was bound to a tree in the state park and then the father, who was unable unable to stand, was tied in a sitting posture with his back to a tree. The father managed to reach a knife which he had in his pocket and cut the ropes. They aroused S. F. Broerman, a farmer living nearby, nearby, who called Sheriff Frank Hook. Officers expressed belief that the bandits' other prisoner probably \ias the owner of the car and probably probably had been wounded.

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  1. The Mason City Globe-Gazette,
  2. 31 Aug 1934, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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