Troops Guard Alabama Jail

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Marysville Journal-Tribune
Place of publication: Marysville, Ohio
Date of publication: 8/15/1933 0:00
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Tuscaloosa, Ala. Aug. 15. – A company of the Alabama National Guard surrounded the county jail today to protect the negro victim of a bungled lynching. Threats were circulated tat, a mob would storm the jail The negro was Elmore Clark, 28, who was taken from the Sheriff Saturday night with Dan Pippen Jr., 18, and A.T. Harden, 16, also negroes. The bodies of Pippen and Harden were found riddled with bullets in a roadside ditch early Sunday. Clark was found in a shanty last. He was in a serious condition from two bullet wounds. Authorities believed the mob had left him beside Pippen and Harden thinking he was dead and that he freed himself from a handcuff and crawled to the shanty. The Tuscaloosa company of National Guard was ordered mobilized by Governor B.M. Miller at the request of County Judge H.B. Foster. The three negroes were charged with the murder of Vaudine Maddox, 18, white. When they were arraigned, attorneys for the International national Labor Defense sought to serve as counsel, but were disqualified…