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reaction rcisions would, of course, give the if I answer." v % t ipresidential A labania.. ~\, . , (Continued from Page One) many of the desegregation demonstrations earlier this year — civic and church leaders were crying for peace and nonviolence. But there was no peace, Two while youths fatally shot a 13- year-old Negro boy, policemen shot to death a 16-year-old Negro and two white men were wounded by Negroes, one in a robbery attempt. * * * POLICE WERE KEPT on the run for hours investigating reports of rock throwing, fires and other outbreaks. The state troopers came in, the FBI launched its probe and U. S. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy sent three top aides, Burke Marshall, Joseph Dolan and John j Nolan. 1 King, president of the Southern , Christian Leadership conference, telegraphed President Kennedy: 1 "Unless some immediate steps are taken by the federal government to restore a sense of confidence in the protection of life, ;limb and property ... we shall see in Birmingham and Alabama, the Worst racial holocaust the na-1 tion has ever seen." { The executive secretary of the National Association for- the Ad-j vancement of Colored People, Roy Wilkins, wired the president from' New. York that unless the men, <£ returning week in a school watched, out 'Fathers. a r .. ... . . . ,._ . . federal government offers more than picayune and piecemeal aid out against this type of bestiality," [day Negroes, will "employ such math-[in ods as our desperation may die-Son tate in defense 'of the lives of I our people." nounced Bomb blasts aren't new to Bir- had mingham N e g r o e s, but bomb I deaths are. siege, be of our it we ratifying former of alert there nation stockpile," prepared and she on of from any her and moved of re- TWENTV-TWO TIMES in the past eight years, explosions have been directed at Negroes here. Sunday's was the first'one'that killed. In none of the blasts has there been a conviction. Police estimated that 10 sticks >f dynamite went into the bomb, ipparently placed in a stairwell about four feet below ground level outside the building. Dyna- nite is not unfamiliar in Birming- lam, a, mining town. The blast occurred while about 200 persons were in the church, including about 80 in basement classrooms. The explosion hurled chunks of concrete, twiited metal and shattered glass against hear- by buildings. Several cars parked near the church were damaged. The street and sidewalks were M thickly covered with pieces of glass it was impossible to walk without stepping on it. Much of the glass came from windows in a nearby building—used for businesses and rental rooms. The blast made, or rekindled, hate quickly. . There were also desperate calls for love — from white and Negro leaders alike. Crowds of Negroes gathered. Some wept, ; others cursed. "I Wish I could get my hands on the ones that did it," several said. * * * : A FEW ROCKS were thrown, but there was no serious disorder around the church, with the po : lice riot squads and a riot tank on hand. The Negroes dispersed when policemen fired several rounds into the air from shotguns and rifles: There, was trouble elsewhere though. Sai?on ami: re- unde- have police Sunday of seem shot at said, fiddled t were In suburban Sandusky, 13-year- 1 old Virgil Ware, a Negro, alleged- i ly was shot to death by two white the youngsters on a motor scooter. i tion Johnnie Robinson, 16, was shot and killed b * P° lice Dicers who to the i said tne y intended to shoot over to ! h > s .head a**— u - - - •- • ratifi- th ^, lr car - . required 100 that is En-gle, votes' Mike ,. - Robert he threw rocks a tl ! Two major fires broke out, both • in Negro residential areas. A Ne- at gro house burned in 'suburban: Ensiey. the BOUTWELL, the mayor, wept, ecl when he learned of the bombing.! He had been seeking racial peace ! *;,,„„ i_ o.__i, „«=.. =_ af terj 8 e took office in to 4 g /T, st f, unch segregationist a nd senators floor Eleven on Connor. • Gov. Wallace said in a state-'- ment: "The entire forces of the state will be utilized to maintain law and order." He said he hoped the bombers were caught, and offered a $5,000 reward

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  1. The Evening Independent,
  2. 16 Sep 1963, Mon,
  3. Page 12

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