Press: Boner of the Week

"This was the scene as convicted kidnappers of Charles F. Urschel were sentenced in Oklahoma City. Left to right: Albert Bates (in white shirt), Harvey Bailey, Armon Shannon, R. G. Shannon, and Mrs. R. G. Shannon; all received life sentences except Armon Shannon who received a ten-year suspended sentence."

Above this caption and under a headline GET LIFE IN URSCHEL KIDNAPPING the sedate, careful Indianapolis News last week printed a photograph of five men whose solemn expressions supplied the only possible excuse for mistaking them for convicted kidnappers. They were Steel Tycoons...

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