Clipped From Wellsville Daily Reporter
Negroes Plan Montgomery To Protest Bombing Deaths of Four By ItOYT ItARWELL j ; ;_ _ iLi I3IRMINGHAM, Ala. (API—Birmingham Negroes incensed over the bombing deaths of four of their children plan to march on Montgomery to lay directly before Gov. George C. Wallace their feeling that he is to blame for the slayings. At their first gathering since the Sunday morning dynamite blast, an estimated 1,200 Negroes took a unanimous standing vote Monday night to endorse a march on the state house. The vote came after three integration leaders called for nonviolence and accused Wallace of causing the racial tension that led to the dynamiting of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. No date for the march was set. An afternoon funeral service for Carol Robertson, 14, one of the four girls killed by the blast, was scheduled at St. John's African Methodist Episcopal church. The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth told the rally that mass services for the other three victims will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Sixth Avenue South Baptist Church—where the rally was held. The three were Denise Me- Nair, 11, and Addic Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley, both 14. Negro leaders here and around the nation called for use of more federal power in Birmingham, but a government source in Washington said there was no legal basis to put additional troops in the city now. There are 300 federalized National Guardsmen on alert here. Sheriff Melvitn Bailey said two white teen-agers were arrested on an open charge in the slaying of one of two Negvo boys shot to death a few hours after the dynamite blast. City police said the other youth was killed when they fired buckshot at fleeing Negroes after a rock-throwing incident. In Washington, President Kennedy expressed "a deep sense of outrage and grief" over the bombing and called on all Americans put aside prejudices and to BOMB-DAMAGED CHURCH—A stained glass window in the con| I j I I I I j 1 unite in working for justice and peace. "Words and actions" of Wallace and the segregation system caused the Sunday deaths, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said at the rally. He said Wallace "had allowed by the blast and several injured. (AP Wircphoto). 16th Street Baptist Church is twisted and broken after a bomb blasted ! thc building in Birmingham, Ala. Four small Negro girls were killed j u,, *u« uinc.t „„,! » n .. n «nt i»;..,. n *i /An nr:—u„*«i i RACIAL HIGHLIGHTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I gationists realize Negroes arc Birmingham, Ala. — Negroes at mass rally vote to stage a march on the Capitol at Montgomery to protest violence that cost the lives winning the civil rights battle. Farmvillc, Va—More than 800 Negroes and 4 white children at- of six young members of their j tend the first free schools in race. Police arrest two teen-agers in the fatal shooting of one of the Negro boys. A federal grand jury is ordered to probe the city's racial troubles. Washington — President Ken- kendy expresses "deep sense of outrage and grief" over the Birmingham church bombing and notes that Justice Department aides and FBI bomb experts are assisting In probe. Prince Edward County in four years. The county closed its public schools in 1959 to avoid court- ordered desegregation. Brunswick, Ga.—Public school desegregation begins quietly at the secondary level when six Negroes enter a formerly white high Tallahassee, Fla.—A total of" 104 Negro college students are taken into custody for refusing to break San Francisco—James B. Far-1 up a demonstration outside a jail mer, national director of the Con- where 157 demonstrators are held, gress of Racial Equality, tells The 157 were arrested during a himself to defy the law of the [newsmen the Birmingham dyna-1 protest at a segregated theater land and to deal with Negro citizens in Alabama as if they didn't live in the state." The governor declined comment the proposed march on their capitol and on King's accu- sation. He had said earlier he de"The plored the bombing and hoped the perpetrators would be caught, They have not been caught. Neither have the persons who staged 21 other bombings in the past eight years, FBI bomb experts continued to through evidence at the church for clues, Another investigation is under by a federal grand jury, or- dcred by U.S. Dist. Judge Clar- William Allgood to look into miting occurred because segrc-l Saturday night. possible interference with federal! area. court school integration orders .. Peoplo put off shopping lrlps .. The city s first week of public i . . . , ,," school integration preceded the I onc b "s""«sman said, "They arc church bombing and resulted in! concerned about their children — boycotts and demonstrations by it goes deeper than just downtown Birmingham — it affects every some of the white students of the three schools entered by five Ne- phase of the business, social and tions.' Birmingham citizens are re- groes. Some adults also were j civic life of the community." involved in the first demonstra-j Another merchant said business is about 80 per cent of normal. "There is a breakdown of law and order in Birmingham and we need the power of the United States," said Shuttlesworth, an official of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, in minded of the bombing by church bells tolling at noon each day this week. Businessmen had another reminder of the racial climate — slipping sales throughout the' addressing the rally.