Zeeck Beatrice Daily sun 1964 10-01
Whites held in bombings Three arrested in Mississippi home explosions WASHINGTON (AP) — Three white men were arrested in Mississippi Mississippi in connection with recent recent bombings of Negro homes near McComb, the Justice Department Department and Mississippi Gov. Paul Johnson said today. The arrests were made by FBI agents, members of the State Highway Patrol and Pike County Sheriff R. R. Warren. The three were charged under Mississippi law with illegal use of explosives, a crime that carries carries a possible death penalty. They were identified by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Johnson as Ernest Frederick Zeeck, 25, and Jimmy Prinston Wilson, 38, both of McComb; and Paul Dewey Wilson, 25, who moved from McComb to Jayess, Miss., WecViesday. Officials said the break in the investigation came Wednesday, when federal and state agents saw Wilson moving guns and ammunition. Paul Wilson is charged in two bombings. The first was at the tome of the Rev. James Baker Sr., in Pike County on Sept. 9. The FBI said Wilson allegedly lurled three sticks of dynamite at the Baker house. All three men are charged in the second bombing, one that took place late in evening of Sept, 20 at the home of Aylen* Quin on Summitt Street in McComb. McComb. Although there were people in each house at the time of the explosions, explosions, there were no injuries, The FBI said the dynamite thrown at the Baker house exploded exploded about 20 feet away. Mrs. Baker and an aunt were in the house. Mrs. Quin's two children, 9 andi 4, were in her house with a baby sitter when a blast ripped off the front porch wrecked th$ front wail and broke all win* dow«.