RAGES: Hernando Hanging (Concl.)

Fortnight ago the Mississippi Senate passed a bill to permit Clyde Collins, outraged father, to hang three Negroes convicted of attacking his daughter Mildred. Reason for the special privileges was that an appeal by him to a mob had saved the three attackers from lynching (TIME, March 19). Last week as the day for the hanging approached. Father Collins saw his chance of executing personal justice gradually fade. The Mississippi House buried the hanging bill in committee.

In Mississippi hangings are generally held at noon but to avoid a mob scene ten...

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