HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (Apr. 5)
Sixteen persons, including eight members of the Jewish Defense League and four members of the Ku Klux Klan, were arrested yesterday during a JDL rally to protest a recent series of cross-burnings here. The 250 JDL demonstrators were from Trenton, New York and Philadelphia. The Klansmen were also mainly out of towners, as the police chief here has said there are under half a dozen of them in Hightstown. Some 75 black youngsters joined the anti-KKK protest, joining in shouts of “No more racisml No more Klan!” Hightstown and the surrounding area have some 500 Jewish families, according to Orthodox Rabbi Joseph Weiss of Temple Beth-El.