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 - Church Bombing Leaves Birmingham Tense New 3 r...
Church Bombing Leaves Birmingham Tense New 3 r ri rn A * Iry 10 Avert / abama Outbreaks SIX DEAD IN DAY OF VIOLENCE State Troopers Called, FBI Begins Probe, V_>- ' Guard Alerted By The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM (AP) — Officials took extraordinary steps today to head off any new racial violence in bomb- shaken Birmingham after a dynamite blast killed lour Negro girls, caused hours of terror and brought outraged protests from national Negro leaders. The U. S. Justice Department sent in three top officials officials and a force of FBI agents with bomb experts. City officials joined with church leaders in a special telecast urging citizens to be calm. ' Dr. Martin Luther King, jr, a Negro leader, flew into town to urge Negroes to be nonviolent — just as he did in May when the bombing of a Negro motel touched off rioting by Negroes. National Guardsmen were placed on alert. Gov George C. Wallace sent 300 state troopers into town at the request of Mayor Albert Boutwell. The Sunday morning blast at the Sixteenth Street Baptist church occurred during a youth, day program at the church where numerous desegregation meetings have been held. It killed the four young girls and injured '23 others. Within a few hours, two Negro boys were shot to death in other parts of the city, and three other persons were wounded. "Today has been the most frightening in the history of Bir- mingham," said Sheriff" Melvin [Bailey as ,violence continued breaking out despite pleas for peace. .. •""*" * * NOT SINCE -integration loader Medgar Evers was shot to death at his home in Jackson, Miss., in June has the nation's Negro community community reacted to strongly to re- cial violence. Negro leaders called for strong federal action. The blast was the worst of numerous numerous bombings and other violence violence since Negroes began campaigning campaigning in April for desegreg^- tion. They achieved public school in-, tegration. Its beginning last week I brought some student boycotts and protests. Gov. Wallace ear-, Her sought to block the intergra- tion, but was stymied by federal! intervention. This tense city spent a long, fearful day and night after Sunday's Sunday's blast. Several fires broke out, rocks were thrown by Negroes Negroes in various sections and gunfire gunfire was reported. ! SUNDAY SCHOOL classes at the church were just ending a lesson lesson on "The love that forgives" when the explosion ripped out concrete, metal and glass. The four girls apparently were i in the lounge in the basement of the old brick church. One, Syn-. thia Wesley, 14, was hit by the full force of the blast and could be identified only by clothing and a ring. The others were Carol Robertson Robertson ami Addie Mae Collins, 14, and Denicc McNair, 11. Even as officers were roping off. a two-block area around the church — the starting place for (See ALABAMA — Page 12) Water Near Record Low COLUMBUS (AP) — Paul Kaser, chief hydrologist for the Ohio Division of Water, says the state's ground water level is BOMB-DAMAGED CHURCH — A stained glass window in ethlBih Street Baptist church is twisted and broken after a bomb blasted the building in Birmingham, Ala., Sunday. Four small Negro girls were killed by the blast and several were injured. (AP Wirephoto) -CIVIC LEADER DEAD AT 67- Illness Ends Career Of Orin C. Suavely __. . , ^ { , lmmmmmmm ——-——-— i—. _ GRIEVES FOR HEAD — An unidentified Negro woman is~corrT forted by friends on the scene after a church was bombed killing four children in Birmingham, Ala. The woman had just been told that her daughter was a victim of the blast (AP Wirephoto) -SENATE HEARS PROS, CONS- One of Massillon's most prominent prominent civic leaders, Orin C. Snavely, Snavely, 67, died this morning at 10:50 'in the Massillon city hospital. His death followed an extended ilt- •ness. Mr. Snavely resided at 811 Bennington ave NE. Mr. Snavely was sales manager for the Massillon division of Ohio Edison Co., a post he had held 37 years. He had joined the Ohio Public Service Co., Ohio Edison's forerunner here, in about 1922. * * * BORN WEST of Massillon, he iwas a life residence of this vicinity. vicinity. His parents were the late. George and Flora Snavely. During World War I Mr. Snavev ly served in Europe with Company Company I of the 332nd Infantry. In World War 71 he served with the U." S. Navy's Bureau of Ships in Washington, D. C. He was discharged

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  1. The Evening Independent,
  2. 16 Sep 1963, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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