Slugging Contest Spurred Assaults on Marchers

<i> Associated Press</i>

Teen-agers who admitted punching marchers in last week’s March of Dimes fund-raiser say they were holding a contest to see who could land the best punch on a participant, police said.

The winner was supposedly to have received a cardboard replica of a prizefighter’s championship belt, police said Friday.

The only person charged so far is an 18-year-old accused of knocking out the front teeth of a 15-year-old marcher.