Iowans Riot Against Foreclosures
Des Moines: Sporadic outbreaks throughout the farm belt against mortgage foreclosures reached a climax today when Gov. Clyde Herring, of Iowa, declared martial law in Plymouth County after a mob of 150 farmers dragged Circuit Judge Charles C. Bradley from the bench, manhandled the 60-year-old jurist and threatened to lynch him unless he promised not to sign further foreclosure orders.
Tonight, 300 national gaurdsmen are patrolling the main streets of Lemars, the county seat and scene of yesterday's outrage, while detachment of the machine-gunners has guns set up at strategic points to guard against a further outbreak.
- Iowa, April 1933
April 29, 2008
Posted by blogger at 4/29/2008