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Footprint Only Clue to Vandals in Albany Jewish Cemeteries

The footprint of a youth or a small man in the soft soil of a cemetery was the only clue today to a gang which smashed through five Jewish cemeteries here this week-end toppling and breaking tombstones and destroying one chapel and damaging two others. The footprint was made by a size six man’s shoe.

Meanwhile, a local monument dealers association volunteered to replace or repair damaged headstones, and 20 men, eight trucks and a crane were marshalled for the job. The Governor’s Mansion promised Albany Jewish leaders that the state police would make a thorough investigation.