Troops Protect Lynching Victim

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Daily Herald
Place of publication: Provo, Utah
Date of publication: 8/16/1933 0:00
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Troops Protect Lynching Victim TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Aug. 15 (U.P) -A company of the Alabama national guard surrounded the county jail today to protect the negro victim of a bungled lynching. Threats were circulated that 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 Piopen and Harden were found riddled with bullets in a roadside ditch early Sunday. Clark was found in a shanty last night. He was in a serious condi- tion from two bullet wounds. Authorities believed the mob left him beside Pippen and Harden thinking he was dead and that he crawled to the shanty.