Clipped From The Pittsburgh Courier
Says He Was Offered $500 Per Murder HARLAN. Ky.. Apr. 7 (Special) David Crockett Winston. S3 - yoar - old white coal loader of Gary, W. Va., testified at a peace bond hearing hearing in Circuit Court here Tuesday, that Martin Hurd, Negro organizer for the United Mine Workers of America, who maintains offices at Evarts. Ky, offered him $500 each to kill a number of peace officers Including T. R. Middleton, former aherlff; Lee Flcenor. former deputy sheriff; and Daniel Boone Smith, commonwealth's attorney. A new automobile and $150 a morth expense expense money were included in the offer, the witness stated. According to Sheriff Herbert C. Cawood who also testified. at the peace bond bearing In which Hurd waa defendant. Wlnaton voluntarily told him of the alleged plot and money offer to aerve as "trigger man,"'after he,. Winston, had been ordered to leave Harlan county when officers charged him with resisting resisting arrest for a minor offense.