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N. J. Young Republican Group Fails to Vote Apology for ‘rat Finks’

A New Jersey Young Republican committee, investigating charges of anti-Semitism and racial bigotry against the organization’s Rat Fink conservative group, adjourned its hearings here this weekend until the Young Republican National Federation agrees to cooperate in the probe. The national group has refused to make available the results of its own earlier hearing on the issue.

The Rat Finks were charged earlier this year with having organized racist and anti-Semitic song sessions at a Young Republican state convention last May, in Wildwood, N. J., and a month later at the national convention in Miami.

Before the New Jersey Young Republican investigating group adjourned its hearings, Clark Allen, Young Republican state chairman, attempted to introduce a resolution that would convey the group’s “apology to the citizens of New Jersey for the apparent actions of a small number of Young Republicans.” But he failed to get a two-thirds majority vote needed to suspend the rules, so that his resolution could be considered. The resolution was, therefore, not adopted.

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