National Affairs: Jolly Deacons

They took Hubert Rampley out and flogged him. They did not think he should keep company with Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Skidmore, who had not yet secured her divorce. The floggers, sentenced to seven months in jail, were five, deacons all of the Atkins Avenue Baptist Church, Cedar Grove, La.

One of them was Choir Leader Oliver, recently convicted for the whipping of a man who permitted his daughter to wear knickers and ride a bicycle.

Mary Elizabeth Skidmore is now Mrs. Hubert Rampley.


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