CINCINNATI (Aug. 5)
At the behest of the Cincinnati Jewish Community Relations Committee the local police have begun an investigation of the beating of three 14 and 15 year old Jewish boys in a park by a gang of five older youths who identified themselves as members of a Roman Catholic high school football team. Police said two of the attackers admitted their part in the episode.
The three Jewish boys reported that they were accosted in the park by the quintet who attempted to force bottles of beer on them. When they refused to drink, they were asked if they were Jews. Upon hearing an affirmative answer, one of the five said: “We hate Jews” and the beating began. One of the Jewish boys was subsequently admitted to a hospital for treatment.