Attempt to Dynamite Charlotte Synagogue Fails; Police Investigate
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Attempt to Dynamite Charlotte Synagogue Fails; Police Investigate

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Charlotte police today continued their investigation of an attempted dynamiting of Temple Beth El here which could have killed some 40 women who were attending a meeting.

Police Chief Frank Little john said that efforts were being made to trace anonymous telephone calls which were made to at least three Jewish families in recent weeks for possible leads in the dynamiting. None of these called were members of the Temple.

No damage was done to the synagogue in the blast attempt. Police said they found an aluminum case in which six sticks of dynamite were enclosed. A fuse which was lit apparently failed to continue burning, Chief Little john said.

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