Six youths arrested after racial battle in Newark (6-6-43)

The Pittsburgh Press (June 6, 1943)

Six youths arrested after racial battle

Newark, New Jersey (UP) – (June 5)
Six Negro youths were held today on charges of carrying knives as police attempted to settle a neighborhood race clash between white and Negro boys, one of whom was killed in street fighting Wednesday night.

The victim, Milton Hetley, 15, Negro, was shot in the back, police said, while walking from a track meet, where the disturbances started.

Three other youths were seriously injured in the fights, which were marked by gunfire, knifings and lead pipe sluggings.