DAY SLAYS MAN WHO JUMPS ON HIS CAR
A man identified by police as Earl Liner was shot to death by another man, said
by police to have been John Day, between Thirty-first and Thirty-second streets
on Dodds avenue at 1:45 this morning.
Persons who arrived at the scene a few minutes after Liner was
shot twice with a pistol said that Liner leaped upon the running board of Day's
auto and slashed Day with a knife. Day then pulled a gun. It was said there was
a woman in the car with Day. Police took Day to Physicians and Surgeons hospital
for treatment of his wounds.
Day's car smashed into a telephone pole as he scuffled with Liner.
Day, who operates the Cherokee club at 908 1/2 Market street, said
that he had never seen Liner before in his life. He explained that he was taking
some people home from a dance at the club when Liner leaped upon his running
board and cut him twice in the left arm. Day said he fought the man off for a
short time, then reached for his gun, which was in a glove compartment.
asserted he did not know the name of the young woman with him and that she
walked away from the scene of the shooting and wreck.
Chattanooga Times, September 15, 1937
by Martha Ladd