Tuscaloosa Grand Jury Recesses Lynch Probe

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Chattanooga Daily Times
Place of publication: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Date of publication: 9/6/1933 0:00
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TUSCALOOSA GRAND JURY RECESSES LYNCH PROBE TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Sept. 5 (AP).- Without any indication of progress in its investigation of the lynching of two Negroes near here on Aug. 13, the Tuscaloosa county grand jury today recessed after a three-hour session until tomorrow. Atty.-Gen, Thomas E. Knight, Jr., announced the action was ordered to permit preparation of additional testimony for the grand jury’s consideration. Nine witnesses, including Sheriff R. L. Shamblin, of Tuscaloosa county, were examined today. The other witnesses included seven deputies of the neighboring county of Jefferson, and a Negro who reported the whereabouts of Elmore Clark, wounded by the mob which lynched Dan Pippen. Jr., and A. T. Harden. Addressing the grand jury as it reconvened today, following a recess of several days, Judge Henry B. Foster urged the probers to work “speedily and thoroughly as possible under the circumstances. The Negroes charged with murdering Miss Vaudine Maddox, 21, daughter of a farmer, were taken from deputies carrying them to Birmingham for safekeeping.