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METROPOLITAN FINAL THE POST Weather DARD OffMtt StrmniM An* ftmtlar Cloudy, warm today; clear, HIM May .............. 7t Uw inlrht .............. SI Report « Page 7 134th YEAR Tolun* 1J4 Number I** .SYRACUSE, N. Y., MONDAY, MAY 13, SEVEN CENTS RIOTS BIRMINGHAM K -- ic ir w w M Kennedy Sends Troops to Alabama BIRMINGHAM, Ala. AP) -Thousands -Thousands of enranged Negroes rioted until daybreak Sunday after bombs had damaged the home of ft Kegro integration leader and a Negro motel. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose brother's home was the one damaged, said later he hoped the violence would not jeopardize a move to bring racial peace. Late Suntfay more than 1,000 law officers roamed a 28-block area where the riot had occurred, carrying machine guns and rifles in an awesome quiet. Negroes sat on then- front porches, porches, but none moved in the streets. King returned to Birmingham Sunday from his home in Atlanta. Meanwhile, President Kennedy cut short a Mother's Day weekend weekend in Maryland mountains and returned to Washington to keep in iouch with the racial crisis in Alabama. Alabama. King was met at the airport here by Joseph Dolan, a represen- tative of the Justice Department. King said he believes a settlement settlement of racial issues will proceed despite the violence. "Naturally, it was very shock-' ing and unfortunate that these bombings/took place at a time when we w«re 60 near a settle- {Continued on Pa{t 9, Col. 1) WASHINGTON (AP)--President Kennedy pledged federal power tonight to preserve order ana fives in Birmingham, Ala., and troops were sent into two Alabama Alabama bases for use if noting flares again. The Defense Department announced announced that Army troops have been moved into Maxwell Air Bullets Pepper Homes ANNISTON, Ala., (J) -- Homes ot two Negro families and a Negro church here were peppered with high-power rifle fire Sunday, Sunday, police reported. No injuries were reported. Officers said the home of Jesse Clark was struck by 12 rifle bullets and the home of Tok Dokes by 10. Six shots were fired into the 9t. John's Methodist Church for Negroes, officers said. Police said three white men are being sought, Anniston is about 60 miles east of Birmingham. Force Base at Montgomery, about 100 miles south of Birmingham and to Ft. McCiellan at Anniston, about 60 miles east of the troubled troubled city. The Pentagon refused to identify identify the units moved or to give their strength or their home bases. Kennedy's action drew a prompt protest and challenge from Alabama's Alabama's Gov. George Wallace, He said the President's statement ''only tends to aggravate and inflame" inflame" and asserted Kennedy has not authority to send troops into a state unless they are reo^iesied by the legislature or governor. "We have sufficient state and local forces to handle the situation situation and order will be maintained," maintained," Wallace added. Kennedy directed also that preliminary preliminary steps be taken to call out the Alabama National Guard if it is needed to cope with the racial (Continued on Page 9, Col, 2) Dr. Martin L. King Negro Leader

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  1. The Post-Standard,
  2. 13 May 1963, Mon,
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