Clipped From The Delta Democrat-Times
Birmingham Bombing Impact Hits Harder Than Usual By At. KUETTNER United Press International Few it any atrocities in the recent chronology o! racial crisis have hit tho World with such an Impact Â»s did lost Sundays bomb slaying of four Negro children In Birmingham, Somewhere, one or more persons responsible for the act should be doing some Worrying, although at ths moment there are no announced clues. It'Â» filrly Clean now around the 16th Street Baptist } Church Where ID to IS sticks of dynamite detonated during * Sunday school, But it's not the result of the normal kind of cleanup job. Boxloads of Iho debris are In the FBt lab ht Washington, undergoing the most minute examination. * * * AGENTS are looking for Ihe kind of evidence that tries men 3 patience. But they are long on patience. A bit of fuse, an Unmlrtied bit of paper from the explosive, a piece of detonating cap. AH would play their part in the puzzle the FBI hopes to fit together, if possible. So Would bits' of conversation or unusual Sounds Just before the blast. Reward money--now up to $54,000--may loosen tongues, While funerals 6c (lie last llirce of the Birmingham bomber's victims were held yesterday, the FBI was in the lab, peering through microscopes . . . -looking . , , looking. The pressure was on to solve the Â«ase which brought to 17 the number of racial killings in the South since 1951. THERE were unusual factors connected with the Sunday Mast. It did not follow the pattern and that In Itself may be a significant clue. Sines 19S2, Birmingham has had 21 racial bombings. But not until Sunday had anyone been hurt. There had even been speculation that it all was just a fear campaign with no intention of bringing physical harm. Other bombings had been In the night with explosives being thrown from high speed cars which easily escaped in the darkness. Tho I6lh Street job Wai in broad daylight on a busy intersection during time when the attacker knew people were in the .church. It was so bold that many were Convinced the explosive had been planted and timed 16 go off when it did. Police ; insist it was thfoWh.