Blame Officials in Lynch Deaths

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Santa Ana Register
Place of publication: Santa Ana, California
Date of publication: 8/14/1933 0:00
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New York. Aug. 14- (UP)- William I. Patterson, national secretary of the International Labor defense, charged today that Judge Henry B. Foster and Sheriff Shemblin, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., were directly responsible for the lynching of two negroes here early Sunday. He telegraphed Governor B. M. Miller of Alabama, demanding the immediate arrest of Foster, Shemblin, and all deputies and “private persons concerned.” Three negroes, Dan Pippen jr., 18, A.T. Harden, 16, and Elmore Clark, 28, all were charged with murdering Vaudine Maddox, 18, a white girl, were taken from deputy sheriffs who were removing them to Birmingham for protection. The bodies of Pippen and Harden were found beside the highway early Sunday, riddled with bullets. Clark was not found and authorities thought the mob had told him to leave the state.