THE SOUTH: One Law

One day, two months ago, a terrified young Negro woman, Mrs. Odessa Booker, found refuge in a farmhouse near Tampa, Fla., and told a story which is as old as the South. A 34-year-old white man named Irving F. Brown had called on her, asked her to come to his house as a baby sitter. Instead, he drove her to a lonely lane, beat and attempted to rape her.

Brown was arrested. Last week an all-white jury found him guilty of assault with intent to rape. Tampa's Judge Roy Amidon commented: "This is the most reprehensible case that ever came before...

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