April 1963: M.L. King Jr. is arrested in Birmingham
aglimmer-ing. a of it to a is Rose-burg He four- a A POLICE OFFICER grabs southern integration leader Rev. the seat of his trousers in (ailing him Friday for leading in Birmingham, Ala, (UPI Telephoto). Pastor Arrested With 54 Others In Protest Walk' BIRMINGHAM. Ala. (UPI) - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr was arrested for the 13th time in eight years of anti-segregation anti-segregation anti-segregation work Friday at the head of a protest march followed by about 1,000 Negroes. King and 54 other demonstrators, demonstrators, including several of his top aides, were jailed for defying a court order. The arrests brought to more than 200 jailings in 10 days of rrcial protests arftl drastically cut the top leadership in the current campaign. Say Campaign Continues Remaining racial leaders were quiet about future plans, including including whether King plans to remain in jail, but vowed that the campaign campaign would continue. At a mass meeting Friday night, the Rev. James Bevel told the crowds "If you go to Negro churches Sunday; wear blue jeans. If you go to white churches, wear last Easter's clothes." He referred to planned Easter Sunday "kneel-ins" "kneel-ins" "kneel-ins" and a boycott campaign in whlcn King nas urged Negroes to buy only food and wear only old clothes. King himself wore a work shirt and blue jeans in leading the march Friday. ' He walked from the Sixth Av enue Zion Hill Church followed bv a vanguard group of about 40 marchers and raised his voice in a "freedom hymn." About 700 spectators who were waiting outside outside fell to their knees as King marched through. Gives Final Word He had a last word to his fol lowers: "Keep the movement go ing." The action was open defiance of a circuit court order which forbade forbade King, or other leaders, from taking part in, or promoting dem onstrations. Honor Pupil Two Men On KEY WEST. Fla. (UPI) Au thorities waited at the Coast Guard docks today to question a Georgia high school honor student who said he killed the father-son father-son father-son crew of a charter boat and dumped the bodies overboard. The youth, Roger Foster, 17, of Griffin. Ga.. was expected to ar rive at mid morning aboard a Coast Guard patrol boat ' which also had the fishing cruiiar Dream Girl m tow. The patrol boat located Foster, son of a physician, and the 32-foot 32-foot 32-foot Dream Girl Friday nignt anoui 20 miles off the Cuban coast The Coast Guard base here received a radio report from the cutter saying, "there is blood all over the man and the 'boat." Reedsport Voters Approve Budgets Voters of the Reedsport Union High School District U-13 U-13 U-13 and Reedsport Elementary District 105-C 105-C 105-C approved by solid majorities the 1903-64 1903-64 1903-64 proposed budgets in elections this week. Voters in the elementary district voted on $200,011 outside the 6 per cent limitation. The amount out side the 6 per cent limitation for the high school district was $324,- $324,- 142.34. The vote in the high school dis trict was 135 yes and .16 no. That in the elementary district was 126 yes and 10 no. The formal nearing on uaroiner Elementary District No. 9 propos ed budget was held Thursday ifiglit without discussion or opposition. The Gardiner district will vote on the school budget May 6. Three county budgets have now been approved. Martin Luther King Jr., by an anti-segregation anti-segregation anti-segregation march Says He Killed Charter Vessel The' patrol boat rcporlcd there was no sign-of sign-of sign-of Dream Girl own er-skipper er-skipper er-skipper Douglas Trevor, 47, and ma n-yeiii-uiu n-yeiii-uiu n-yeiii-uiu n-yeiii-uiu n-yeiii-uiu sun, iuwiiiu. lite report suid Foster was treated for wqunds, then put' under armed The guard. - - . Suicide Attempt A Coast Guard spokesman said the report did not elaborate on the nature of the wounds, but police here said there was strong evidence the "boy of the month" student attempted to take his life at a local motel before chartering the boat Thursday. The youth's father. Dr. H. A. Foster, flew here Friday night to await his son's arrival. The boy's mother said In Grifin there was no trouble at home. "What it was (that caused him to kill) came from inside himself," himself," she said. . "He was violently anti-Communist. anti-Communist. anti-Communist. anti-Communist. I thillK that may be the reason he rail away so he could join forces against Castro," Mrs. Foster said. She said her son spent much of his time reading books on nazism, fascism and communism and tried to form an anti-Communist anti-Communist anti-Communist league in Griffin hut failed for lack of support. . ' The Coast Guard said it will convene a board of investigation to look into the case, as it docs in any case of loss of life and or property on the high seas. The youth will be turned over to Monroe Monroe County police. Blood Over Room Police said Foster checked into a motel here Tuesday night and paid for a two-day two-day two-day stay. When he failed to show up at checkout time Thursday, a motel clerk checked his " room and found it splattered with blood. Police Sgt. Harry Sawyer said the motel bed was saturated with double-edge double-edge razor of 8 in by 8 a to 1 of in an.