Lynching Party Takes Negroes

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Rhinelander Daily News
Place of publication: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Date of publication: 8/14/1933 0:00
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TWO BULLET-RIDDLED BODIES FOUND, THIRD MISSING AFTER ATTACK NEAR TUSCALOOSA. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 14 (UP) -One of three negroes spirited away by a lynching Party was still missing today after the bodies of his two companions were found riddled by bullets. The three, Dan Pippen Jr., 18, Elmore Clark, 28, and A.T. Harden, 16, had been indicted for killing Miss Vaudine Maddox, 21-year-old white girl, whose bettered body was found in a ravine. Police said that as a result of rumors of a threatened attack on the prisoners to Birmingham for safekeeping. Sheriff R.L. Shamblin said that on the way, the party was halted yesterday near the Jefferson county line by twi automobile loads of armed men, who seized the negroes Later the bodies of Pippen and Harden were found near Blocton. Acting on instructions from Gov. B.M. Miller, Judge Henry B. Foster ordered a grand jury investigation. Bitter criticism came from the International Labor Defense, radical organization. Lawyers for he I.L.D. had sought to represent Pippen but were ruled out. Sheriff Shamblin charged that feeling aroused by “the interference of the International Labor Defense lawyers in the case is directly responsible for this violence.”