Victim of Attempted Lynching is Guarded

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Norman Transcript
Place of publication: Norman, Oklahoma
Date of publication: 8/15/1933 0:00
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Victim of Attempted Lynching Is Guarded TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Aug. 15.-(LP)- 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 Pippen 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 condition from two bullet wounds. Authorities believed the mob left him beside Pip- pen and Harden thinking he was dead and that he freed himself from a handcuff and crawled to the shanty. The Tuscaloosa company of the 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 murdering Vaudine Maddox, 18, white.