New Haven, Conn. (Jan. 5)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
Six hundred members of the Ku Klux Klan resigned from the order, after appealing to the people to “stamp out this slimy serpent that threatens the very life of our Nation.” Of the original New Haven Klan only about 100 members remain in the organization.
The leader of the resigning Klansmen declared that Klans in other Connecticut cities were disbanding and predicted that the Klan throughout New England soon would dissolve.
Arthur J. Mann, who until the recent upheaval was Kligrapp of the order, made public a letter to Walter J. Bossert, Imperial Khaliff of the Klan, at Indianapolis, Ind., in which he declared:
“As Kligrapp of Provisional Klan, No. 1, Realm of Connecticut, it is my duty herewith to inform you that on Dec. 22, 1925, this Klan made and passed a motion to sever all connections with the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Georgia, Inc., and to discontinue all klonklaves. You will, therefore, make proper note of this action upon the records of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Georgia, Inc.
“No American worthy of the name can longer affiliate with an organization such as the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Georgia, Inc. now is and maintain his self-respect. Today under the leadership of Mr. Hiram Westley Evans and yourself the Klan has degenerated into nothing less than an organization of greed.
“It has become a travesty on patriotism and a blasphemous caricature professing Protestantism. It is not only anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish, but absolutely anti-American and anti-Protestant.
“It has become without question the greatest menace facing the American people today. For every good man severing his cannection with it, ten men are taken in that would shame a ward leader of Tammany Hall. The thousands of good Protestant Americans are blind to its intrigues and crooked methods.
“Real Americans must be awakened and made to use every effort to stamp out this slimy serpent that threatens the very life of our Nation. Hundreds of real men in this old city of New Haven are glad to declare themselves, and for that reason a copy of this letter goes to the public press to use as their editors see fit.”
REPORT OF ANTI-SEMITIC RIOTS IN MOSCOW DENIED BY DR. ROSEN
The occurrence of anti-Semitic riots in Moscow, reported in a despatch from Riga to the London “Daily Express” and reprinted in the “Jewish Daily Bulletin”, was denied by Dr. Joseph A. Rosen, head of the Agrojoint, the agency of the Joint Distribution Committee in Russia, in a cable to the headquarters of the United Jewish Campaign.
In response to an inquiry from the office of the United Jewish Campaign, Dr. Joseph A. Rosen, head of the Agrojoint, sent the following cable from Moscow, dated January 1st: “Report concerning anti-Semitic excesses in Moscow shameless lie. Everything and everybody all right.”