SALEM, N.J. (Apr. 17)
A five-man committee of the New Jersey Young Republican State Committee voted here this weekend to put 10 members of the New Jersey Young Republicans “on trial” for expulsion. They were charged with bigotry arising from the activities of the “Rat Fink” faction of the organization. The 10 were found guilty of singing or encouraging anti-Semitic and anti-Negro songs at public rallies of the Young Republicans. The committee declined to name publicly the 10 accused.
Republican leaders in this state, and in the National Committee, had urged the expulsion of the “Rat Finks,” asserting that the group had “blackened” the name of the Republican Party by indulging in racist activities.