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A Glimpse Into Dallas County Elections - 1922
18 June 1922
Two County Candidates Repudiate Ku Klux Klan
Two candidates for office who responded to the
Dallas County Citizens' League with answers to
the league's questionnaire Saturday declared
their opposition to the Ku Klux Klan and said
they are not nor ever have been members of the
organization. George M. Gibson Jr., candidate
for Justice of the Peace, place 1, Precinct 1, and
M. L. Camp, candidate for County Clerk, whose
application for a place on the ticket was filed
yesterday with Claude M. McCallum, chairman
of the Dallas County Democratic Executive
Committee. Both men declared they favor laws
prohibiting masked parades.
In a letter accompanying his answer Mr. Gibson
declared his belief "that the people do not want
a klansman as their Justice of the Peace."
21 July 1922
GOOD CITIZENSHIP BODY WILL HEAR CANDIDATES.
The Women's Good Citizenship Association of
Dallas will hold a meeting at the Jefferson Hotel
Friday morning at 10:45 o'clock at which time
Maury Hughes, District Attorney, candidate for
reelection, Judge R. B. Seay, judge of the
Criminal District Court, and his opponent, Judge
Felix D. Robertson, Judge Barry Miller,
candidate of Representative, place 1, A. F.
McDonald and H. K. Goerner, candidates for
County Superintendent of Public Instruction,
and W. S. Skiles and M. L. Camp, candidates
for County Clerk, will make addresses.
Following the political addresses a luncheon
will be served by the association.
THE PARAMOUNT ISSUE
The belief of The News that no person should
be elected to public office who owes allegiance
to an invisible empire is well and widely known.
It is fitting, therefore, to present a list of
candidates who have made it known that they
owe no such allegiance, but believe in the
government of the people, as provided for in the
Constitution. The candidates named below have
answered the questionnaire of the Dallas County
Citizens' League, saying that they do not belong
to the Ku Klux Klan, do not expect to join it and
are not in sympathy with it; or they have
otherwise given satisfactory assurance that such
is their position. The league issued a syllabus of
the statement of the Hon. Cullen F. Thomas,
concluding with the sentence that "if the klan
refuses to reform itself, then the klan will be
destroyed.: The Dallas League does not report
on the Hon. James E. Ferguson, but Mr.
Ferguson answered the Fort Wroth League,
saying that he is not a klansman, does not expect
to become one and is not in sympathy with it,
and he has so declared in his speeches. There
are a few offices not covered in this list, because
none of the candidates for such offices gave
assurance of lack of sympathy for the klan.
Here is a list of candidates satisfactory to the
Dallas Citizens' League.
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