Three Die at Hands of Mob in Alabama

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Cumberland Evening Times
Place of publication: Cumberland, Maryland
Date of publication: 8/14/1933 0:00
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Bodies of Two Negroes, Victims of Attack, Are Found Bullet-Riddled; Third Sought. Killed White Girl. Governor Orders Grand Jury Investigation; Blames Radical Organization for lynchings. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug 14. (UP)- One of three negroes spirtited away by a lynching party was still missing today after the bodies of his two companions were found pierced by many bullets. The three, Dan Pippen Jr, 18: Elmore Clark,16, had been indicted for killing Miss Vaudine Maddox, 21-year old white girl, whose battered body was found in a river. Police said that as a result of rumors of a threatened attack on the jail here, they decided to remove the prisoners to Birmingham for safekeeping. Sheriff R. L. Shanbilin said that on the way the party was halted yesterday near the Jefferson county line by two auto-mobile loads of armed men , who seized the negroes.