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A Glimpse Into Dallas County Elections - 1922
3. Are you in sympathy with the purposes,
practices and objectives of the Ku Klux
4. Have you a demit' from the organization
known as the Ku Klux Klan?
5. Do you believe that masked organizations of
any kind ought to be permitted in Texas?
6. Do you believe that any secret oath-bound
political organization such as the Ku Klux
Klan should be permitted in Texas?
7. Do you believe that any organization ought
to exist in Texas which obligates its
members to conceal their identity and the
names of their fellow-members from courts
and juries and the public generally?
8. Do you favor the enactment by the State
Legislature of a law to prohibit persons in
masks or other disguises from parading the
streets and highways?
9. Do you believe that any Senator,
Congressman or legislator, Sheriff or
deputy, Constable or deputy, Chief of
Police, policeman, peace officer or any
character, Judge of a court, grand juror, or
any other person who has any duty to
perform in connection with the enactment or
administration of the law or with detection
and punishment of crimes ought to belong to
the Ku Klux Klan?
Kindly address your answers to the undersigned.
DALLAS COUNTY CITIZENS' LEAGUE.
By M. M. Crane, Chairman.
In a short meeting yesterday afternoon the
executive committeemen of the league further
completed their plans. Members stated that a
permanent full-time manager had been
employed to open a headquarters office for the
organization downtown, but that the committee
was undecided which of two available office
spaces to engage. This matter will be settled
today, they stated.
Organization of subsidiary leagues throughout
Dallas County has already been started, they
said. Ben Chilton is in charge of this activity.
Demit - to dismiss, to relinquish
23 April 1922
"News is a Dirty, Slimy, Catholic-Owned Sheet," Klan
Special to The News.
Fort Worth, Texas, April 22.--- Joe G. Camp of
Atlanta, official lecturer of the Ku Klux Klan, in
a lengthy address in the Chambers of Commerce
auditorium tonight, which was heralded as a
"defense of the principles of the klan," entered
into a tirade of denunciation against all who
opposed the organization.
Klansman Camp outlined "sinister influences"
which, he declared, were at work undermining
the National government. He painted a picture
of all classes welded into a compact mass, pitted
against the Anglo-Saxon, Protestant, Gentile
American. He declared that those who opposed
the klan in the main were only "broken down
old politicians,: allied with bootleggers and
other advocates of vice.
Klansmen Saturday did not accept the challenge
of the Citizens' League of Liberty, an
organization opposed to the Ku Klux Klan, to
allow them to be represented by a speaker on
the stage with Mr. Camp.
Refers to "Enemy Press"
In opening his address Mr. Camp declared that
he is a klansman and that he values his
membership in the klan more than his
membership in any other order.
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