Grodno, Poland (Nov. 14)
Six of the seventeen Poles who had been on trial for participating in an anti-Jewish riot here were free today while the remainder were out on small bail pending appeal of their sentences which ranged from six months to one year.
The court yesterday rejected a demand by counsel for Jewish victims of the riot that their assailants be forced to pay for damages to property which amounted to several thousand dollars.
The prosecuting attorney, who voiced dissatisfaction with the mild sentences imposed on the rioters, has entered an appeal. Although two Jews were killed in the course of the excesses here last June, the court sentenced the ringleader to one year in prison, four others to nine months each, six to six months and acquitted the remaining six.