MIAMI (Dec. 10)
The police patrols guarding synagogues and Jewish institutions in the Miami area were strengthened today following an unsuccessful attempt yesterday to bomb a synagogue in Coral Gables.
A week after the dynamiting of the Miami Hebrew School and Congregation, the police were apparently still without any clue to the identity of the bomb throwers. The attempt to dynamite the synagogue in Coral Gables was made after the police had been alerted by an anonymous telephone threat. It was the fifth attack on a synagogue in this area, the first in Coral Gables.
The police said that the terrorists hurled a lighted stick of dynamite from a passing car. It struck a tree and did not explode. Coral Gables Police Chief William G. Kimborough today met with Rabbi Morris Skop to arrange for further protection for the synagogue building. The rabbi rejected an offer by Jewish war veterans to guard the Jewish religious center in Coral Gables.
Mr. Kimborough said that a man called his home Saturday night and said: “We are going to blow up the synagogue tonight. The Jews are……” He immediately ordered a policeman to guard the area. The dynamite was later tossed at almost the exact spot where the policeman had stood guard during the night.