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A—18 • THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. I
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 19A7.
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4 Shots Fired at Men
Training to Replace
Striking Bus Drivers
By th» Associated Press
SHREVEPORT. La., Sept, 9 —
The strike of Southern Trailways
bus drivers reached the shooting
stagfc last night, Sheriff Ray Adcock
of Red River Parish said. The new
violence followed an attack earlier
on a reporter and news photog
rapher assigned to the strike story.
The sheriff said four shots were
fired from a passing car at a bus
bearing drivers training to replace
operators out on strike. He added
that no one was injured, although
one bus rider was struck on the
hand by a spent bullet.
Immediately after the shooting,
the sheriff said, a State trooper ar
rested three men after chasing their
automobile 10 miles. Sheriff Adcock
said the trooper had recovered six
sticks of dynamite reportedly thrown
from the fleeing automobile.
Former Bus Employes.
The arrest of the three men,
Sheriff Adcock said, was made after
the shots were fired at the bus, but
before State Trooper E. C. Clinton
had been advised of the incident.
All three were Identified by the
sheriff as former bus company em
ployes. The sheriff said no charges
had been placed against the men.
The shooting incident came after
A1 Hewitt, reporter for the Shreve
port Times, and Doug Perry, pho
tographer for the Shreveport Jour
nal, were struck as they sought to
take pictures and report on the
departure of a bus from the city
terminal.
JMT. ferry received a mow on
the, face, but Mr. Hewitt was
struck three times and knocked to
the ground by an unidentified man.
In connection with the attack on
Mr. Perry, police arrested J. H.
Lee, 31, on charges of simple as
sault. He was released on a $100
bond.
Asked not to Take Picture.
The leader of the union’s picket
line at the terminal, J. C. Dea
son, said Mr. Perry had been asked
not to take a picture.
Elsewhere along the Trailways
System there were other reports of
violence. Three employes in Jack
son, Mis6., told police they had
been beaten by a group of about
15 men. One of the victims was
hospitalized.
Police Chief Jim Roberts at Co
lumbus, Miss., said he had arrested
one. man for assault on a com
pany employe.
The strike by union drivers and
station attendants affiliated with
the Amalgamated Association of
Street Electric Railway and Mo
tor Coach Employes of America,
AFL, began May 20 following a
breakdown in contract negotia
tions.
Porter's Plea Clears Up 10
Missing Watch Mysteries
A downtown jewelry store yester
day learned where 10 of its better
watches had disappeared during the
past two months when Lucius T.
Bones, 29, a store porter, admitted
in Municipal Court he had lifted
them from a vault and sold them
to second-hand shops.
William C. Miles, assistant manager,
testified the Ross Jewelry Co., 1331
F street N.W., had missed 28 wrist
watches—one or two at a time—
since last July. Police, dispatched
among the local second-hand stores,
uncovered 18 watches which they
identified as the store's property.
They produced sufficient evidence
to clap 10 charges of petty larceny
against Bones, colored, of the 900
block of L street S.E.
Judge Geofge D. Neilson accepted
the defendant's guilty pleas and
referred the cases to probation offi
cers for further study before im
posing sentence.
One Cleared, Another Held
For Action in Fatal Fights
A coroner’s jury yesterday freed
one man and held another for
action by the grand jury in two
deaths resulting from fights.
Charles O. Dudley, colored, 32,
of the 600 block of N street N.W.
was held for the grand jury in the
death of James Proctor, colored,
28, of the first block of Q street
N.W. Mr. Proctor died in Freed
men’s Hospital last Friday of in
juries received August 16 in a fight
with Dudley. According to wit
nesses, Dudley struck Mr. Proctor
without provocation and then seized
him by his clothing and struck his i
head against the pavement.
Richard W. Johnson, colored, 39,
of the 800 block of Second street
S.W. was exonerated in the death
of Horace Berry, colored, 57, who
lived across the street in the same
block. Testimony at the hearing
showed the men had an altercation
last Thursday night over a $3 debt.
Mr. Berry lost his balance and fell
off his porch after being slapped by
Mr. Johnson, witnesses reported.
Mr. Berry, believed to be uninjured
at the time, was removed to Gail
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