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 - Lynchings Grow Out of Idleness Ly.nchiugs in...
Lynchings Grow Out of Idleness Ly.nchiugs in the United States during 1030 were more than double those in 1929. Ton were lynched in 1929; 21 iu 1830; One goes back four years, to 1920, to find last year's lynchings exceeded. In 1926 lynchings totaled 30. These figures are from the Department Department ot. Records and Research of the Tuskegee Institute. Against the lynching record, the institute reports Split Second Editorials Robert Quillen Copyrighted 1050, Publlintrg Syndicate Winter isn't so bad. It makes an end of insect pests and tree eitters. » · * How to make the farmer as prosperous as Al Capone? Let millions millions of good people fight to give him a monopoly. * * » But would Sinclair Lewis now, have the Nobei prize-i£ his books, that In 4.1 Instances a total of 60 sons, 6 white men, 62 negro'men, two negro women, thru efforts of officers officers of the law, were saved from death at hand's of mobs. In seven cases officers used arms to check mobs. The increase in lynchings during last year pver the previous one indicates indicates that idleness Is an important- factor, in our opinion. Idleness works two ways. Crime increases when- men are idle. With idle men, including including Negroes, roaming the south, it not surprising that more crimes the South believes deserve lynching were committed. Jobless men loafing about small cities are ripe material for mob loaders. Increase iu lynching lynching lies at the door of economic depression. Some time ago wo spoke, perhaps thoughtlessly, of the "less enlightened" enlightened" South. We got "bawled out" for it, by a contributor to the Forum. It is interesting to note that 18 the 21 .persons lynched "fell victims mobs in the "deep South," while other three were divided, two from Indiana and one from Oklahoma. GtJ

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  1. Greeley Daily Tribune,
  2. 02 Jan 1931, Fri,
  3. Page 10

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