SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 3)
Four youths ranging in age from 14 to 19 were under surveillance today, suspected of having been the miscreants who launched a campaign of swastika smearing and anti-Semitic slogan daubing in San Francisco last weekend, police announced today.
The swastika, accompanied by the slogan “Kill All Jews” and by the initials KKK, were found on the wall of a public school, an apartment house, and on several mail boxes, early Saturday morning. Police said they found the youths in possession of the kind of black paint used in the actions. The youths are not under arrest but are being questioned further, according to Police Captain John Hanrahan, head of the Juvenile Bureau. Capt. Hanrahan said he was certain that neither anti-Semitism nor racial hatred were involved. He did not reveal the names of the suspects.