Monday, February 13, 2012

Tuesday, February 13, 1934

Walked to school with Pauline. Today we didn't have Rhythm in Gym. Played a new game. Speed Ball.

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, sometime betwe...
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

From The Springfield, MO Leader and Press, February 13, 1934:

The notorious Barrow desperadoes kidnapped and later released two men on their dash through
the Ozarks country; their getaway was interrupted by a gun battle with officers near Reeds Spring.

Joe Gunn, 40, eccentric farmer who batches in the hills nine miles southwest of Reeds Spring, was a
 captive of the Barrows when they riddled an officer’s car with machine gun and rifle bullets, he reported
today. Famished and fatigued when picked up on a highway near Reeds Spring at 11:30 o’clock this
morning, Gunn described Barrow perfectly and identified Bonnie Parker by a small growth on her nose,
 which Motorcycle Officer Tom Persell had noticed when kidnapped by the Barrow gang a year ago.
They rode in the front seat during the flight from officers, he said. A man, whose name Gunn did not
learn, was kidnapped from the roadside at the edge of Berryville, Arkansas, as the bandits fled south,
 and released simultaneously with Gunn a few minutes later.

"We have been pretty good to you boys, so I want you to give us a 40-minute start,"
 Clyde was quoted as demanding before his sedan rode away in a cloud of dust.

The two released men walked into Berryville without speaking.

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