Troops Protect Victim of Mob

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Ames Daily Tribune
Place of publication: Ames, Iowa
Date of publication: 8/15/1933 0:00
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Troops Protect Victim Of Mob. Wounded Negro Youth found in Shanty. Tuscaloosa, Ala., (U.P.) – A company of the Alabama national guard surrounded the county jail Tuesday 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 Pippen and Harden were found riddled with bullets in a roadside ditch early Sunday. Clark was found in a shanty Monday night. 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.