A radio station in Gary, Ind. boomed out one night last week: "Here we are, folks, right on the scene of a gigantic man hunt. The troops are tramping through the field on the trail of the convicts. Listen closely, folks, listen to that deadly patter of lead." Bang! Bang! Bang!

Excited Hoosiers who knew that ten long-term convicts had escaped day before from Indiana Penitentiary and kidnapped a sheriff, congratulated themselves on having tuned in on the capture. Many a policeman's wife telephoned headquarters to learn if her husband had been wounded. The sheriff of nearby Cook County. III. doubled...

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