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Cross-burning in Newark Marked by Anti-jewish Stickers on Planks

March 4, 1966
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Evidence of a cross-burning in the affluent Newstead section of this Newark suburb last Saturday night has been reported to the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Community Council of Essex County.

Several large 2 by 4 planks partially charred and with bits of rag attached and with nails protruding were discovered early Sunday by a resident of the area. In addition, paper stickers containing the name of the National States Rights party with legends declaring that “Jews Finance Race Mixing” and “Communism is Jewish” were attached to the planks.

Police uncovered an empty can which had contained kerosene. Police also reported having received an anonymous telephone call Saturday afternoon declaring that a cross would be burned that night. A spokesman for the South Orange police department stated that the Department had no success in identifying the culprit.

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