Negro Wounded By Lynchers Is Found

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Ironwood Daily Globe
Place of publication: Ironwood, Michigan
Date of publication: 8/15/1933 0:00
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Negro wounded by lynchers is found. National guardsmen mobilize, fearing further violence. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Aug 15- National guardsmen were mobilized today to protect a wounded negro who escaped a lynching party which killed two others indicted with him in the slaying of a white girl. The negro Elmore Clark was found late yesterday in a shed at the home of a negro in Vance. Sheriff R. L. Shamblin, who had been leading a search since the lynching Sunday, said Clark was frightened and suffering from three wounds in his thighs.He told the officers he was glad they had come but other than to state members of the mob were masked he could give no details. Clark with Dan Pippen, jr, 18, and A.T Harden was indicted in the slaying of Miss Vaudine Maddox, 21 in Tuscaloosa county. Pippen and his parents repudiated attorneys retained by the international labor defense when his trial called on Aug, 2, and the case was postponed indefinitely. Threatened violence against the negroes in jail here led Sheriff Shamblin to attempt to remove them to Birmingham for safekeeping. Early Sunday two carloads of masked men hemmed in the cars in which the negroes were handcuffed together and forced the officers to surrender them. Several hours later the bodies of Pippen and Harden, riddled with bullets were found about a mile from Woodstock in the woods.