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deletions a he Federal Polish in 20 Stabbed, Beaten In Boston Race Riot BOSTON--UPI--Two separate riots, one a vicious racial brawl in which more than 20 persons were or beaten, brought a police crackdown today on mobs of teen-agers. The race riot at a schoolboy football game at White's Stadium yesterday was by far the worst of the two incidents. About 250 Negroes Negroes and whites fought a pitched battle for 25 minutes with knives, ice picks, broken bottles and clubs. Six hours later a mob of 400 teen-agers, many of them squealing girls, overran a downtown hotel in pursuit of rock 'n' roll singing star Paul Anka, headliner in a show staged by television disc jockey Dick Clark. Little damage was done but the youngsters commandeered elevators and burst into rooms in the search for Anka who managed to escape. At the stadium, 75 policemen policemen flailing nightsticks rushed the fighting mob in a flying wedge and finally ended the battle. One policeman picked up a small crippled boy, who had been quietly watching the football game, and carried him from the midst of the struggling teen-agers. Police said his crutches had been stolen and broken into clubs. Two teen-agers were seriously seriously injured. Gerald Flynn, 15, of West Roxbury was stabbed in the back. He was in critical condition. Keith Fritch, 17, of South Boston was stabbed below the heart and was reported in fair condition condition at City Hospital. The riot, which had nothing nothing to do with the football game, spilled over into the playing field and halted the contest. Police said the battle battle apparently began after two youths, one Negro and the other white, .exchanged insults. insults. In a moment the stands were transformed into a battleground. battleground. P a t r o l m a n Christopher Guerriero, on duty at the stadium, stadium, was the first at the scene. "By the time I got over there it was going hot and heavy, the colored versus whites. One kjd pulled off my badge and gave me a vicious kick in the leg. I picked him up and threw over the railing." Twenty-five police cruisers and the riot squad were to the scene. A dozen teenagers teenagers were arrested. A half dozen ambulances c a r away the injured, some holding holding cut heads, .others nursing knife and razor wounds. Three policemen were hurt. In the midst of the fighting, fighting, police said, were two young men who apparently never threw a punch. Officials Officials said John F. Corn, 17, and Norman Davis, 20, both of Roxbury were hard at work picking pockets. Both were arrested and charged. Mayor John F. Collins termed the riots a "shabby spectacle" and asked police Commissioner Leo J. Sullivan Sullivan to handle the matter personally. NEW

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  1. Tucson Daily Citizen,
  2. 13 Oct 1961, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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