We go to the tree where the fire axe
is rusting in the branches, and I look at the spot where we found Frozen Horse.
The co-pilot grabbed an emergency fire axe
and hit him on the head with the blunt end.
Another hijacker suggests using the pilot's fire axe
to frighten the passengers as yet another searches for the control to cut off oxygen to the cabin.
Our firefighters lack extension and aerial ladders, fire-resistant apparel, fire axes
and substances to contain chemical fires.
Shuttlesworth Papers, MLKC, 31-32; In a 1964 article, Shuttlesworth wrote: "We have been used to police attending mass meetings since 1958, but they came with sirens screaming, lights flashing, fire axes
, rushing into buildings hunting `fires' which were not there--but failing to stampede Negroes or to extinguish the fire that wouldn't go out." See Fred Shuttlesworth, "Birmingham Shall Be Free Someday," Freedomways 4 (Winter 1964), 10.