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Bank Windows Smashed in Protest Against Opening Branch in Moscow

Windows at 11 branches of First National City Bank were broken early this morning by a group calling itself the Sternist Committee, According to a bank spokesman, the group’s action was in opposition to the recent opening of a First National City branch is Moscow. The spokesman said that beginning at 2:20 a.m.. and for every 10 minutes after, a different bank was hit. The banks were scattered throughout Brooklyn. At 3:30 a.m. someone called a news agency and said the “Sternist Committee” had just broken the windows at 11 First National branches. The caller said this was in retaliation for First National City opening a Moscow branch in order to increase Soviet-American trade.