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 - 24-Hour Watch Placed On Birmingham Churches...
24-Hour Watch Placed On Birmingham Churches BIRMINRHAM, Ala. (UPI) A A 24-hour watch was posted on churches in Birmingham's Negro community Saturday to minimi/x; chances of another bombing Sunday Sunday while the churches are jammed jammed with worshipeprs. The .move was announced by ev. A. D. King, pastor of (he First Baptist Church, and brother of integration leader Dr. Martin -uiher King, Jr. A. D. King said :he guards would remain on duty hroughout the weekend. Friday the federal investigators disclosed t h a i the bomb t h a t killed j four young Negro girls at the Ifill Street Baptist Church last Sunday had been planted underneath a set of stairs, apparently in advance of the services. Guards will make a final check of the building before church hours Sunday. The congregation of the bombed- out Ifith Street Baptist Church will meet in a public a u d i t o r i u m in the Negro section. Investigation Investigation of the bombing still is in progress, and additionally, officials fear the physical structure of t h e church may have been weakened by the blast. Separate f u n e r a l services a r c j scheduled Sunday for two Negro youths killed in the racial v i o - j Icncc which followed last Sunday's j bombing. Johnnie Robinson, 16, was shot by a policeman during a rock throwing incident and Virgil Ware 13, was shot in the face and while riding on a bicycle with brother, James, Ifi. Two white youths, Larry Joe Sims and Michael Lee Farley, both If!, were charged with murder murder in connection with Ware's death. Coroner J. 0. Butler said he would ask for a grand jury invest invest i g a t i o n into Robinson's said his p r e l i m i n a r y showed the youth died from a shotgun blnsi fired hy policeman Jack Parker and t h a i some testimony showed "Parker fired while performing his duties as a policeman policeman for the city."

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  1. Kingsport Times-News,
  2. 22 Sep 1963, Sun,
  3. Page 23

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