Troops Will Give Negro Protection

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Daily Mail
Place of publication: Hagerstown, Maryland
Date of publication: 8/15/1933 0:00
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ESCAPED FROM LYNCHING PARTY WHO KILLED COMPANIONS; FOUND IN SHED. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 15 (UP). 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 officer he ws glad they had come but other than to state members of the mob were masked he could give no detail. Clark with Dan Pippen Jr., 18, and A.T. Harden was indicted in the slaying of Miss Vaudine Maddox, 21, in Tuscaloosa county. Pippenand his parents repudiated attorneys retained by the international labor defense when his trial was postponed indefinitely. Threatened violence against the negroes in jail here led Sheriff Shamblin to attempt to remove them to Birmingham for safe keeping. Early Sunday twi carloads of masked men hemmed in the car in which the negroes were handcuffed together 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. How Clark escaped and made his way to vance, officers did not learn.